May 23, 2002 |
AND FINALLY ... In all her 78 years, Mary Doyle Keefe had burly arms just once: when Norman Rockwell transformed her into Rosie the Riveter. The enduring image appeared on a 1943 cover of the Saturday Evening Post, giving an iconic face to the American women who powered the economy during World War II. The work was auctioned off at Sothebys for $4.9 million, the highest price ever at public auction for a Rockwell painting, said Linda Pero at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass.
April 1, 2006 |
A Norman Rockwell painting that was stolen more than 30 years ago was sold in 1988, and federal officials now are trying to find out who bought it. FBI officials said this week that the agency's Art Crime Team, created in 2004, has several leads in the theft of Rockwell's "Russian Schoolroom," stolen in June 1973 from a suburban St. Louis exhibit and believed to be worth as much as $200,000 today.
February 14, 1999
Just a note to say thanks for Roy Rivenburg's column. It has me laughing out loud most of the time. I love it! Thanks for it. I also would like to add my name to the list of Chris Erskine's fans. He is original, warm, fascinatingly quotidian--a regular Norman Rockwell of the print medium! Very fine writing. Thanks. SUZANNE M. LAKE Via Internet
July 18, 1994 |
On the way to the Rose Bowl press center, the media shuttle bus passed a nostalgic scene straight out of a Norman Rockwell painting. On the corner of a block of well-heeled, well-kept homes were two young girls working behind a lemonade stand. And on a blanket on the ground beside the stand were Team Brazil baseball caps, also for sale.
HOME & GARDEN
November 19, 1994 |
Over the years Norman Rockwell has been warmly welcomed into the American home, first with his art on the covers of the Saturday Evening Post, then with the trinkets and wall calendars and framed illustrations. Now there's furniture. And fabrics, accessories, lamps, custom window treatments and area rugs. The traditional American and country-style pieces inspired by the beloved illustrator are in the Saturday Evening Post-Norman Rockwell Home Furnishings Collection.
March 3, 2007 |
The FBI has recovered a painting that appears to be a Norman Rockwell work stolen from suburban St. Louis more than three decades ago. Law enforcement officials believe the painting could be the original of Rockwell's "Russian Schoolroom," snatched during a late-night burglary at a gallery in Clayton, Mo., on June 25, 1973. "We think we have located it. It has not been authenticated," said FBI spokesman Pete Krusing.
October 5, 2004 |
Four original Norman Rockwell paintings will be sold to raise money for an Ohio library whose finances have plummeted so abruptly that the Ohio attorney general is investigating the case. The foundation that operates the Wagnalls Memorial Library authorized the sale to raise money after the library's savings diminished from $10 million in 1998 to $3 million this year. Questions have arisen about what happened to the money.
November 22, 2013 |
George Lucas wants to build his new art museum featuring works from his personal collection at the Presidio in San Francisco. But officials at the famous site are pushing back, having asked the "Star Wars" creator and other competing projects to rethink their designs before a decision is made. On Thursday, the board of directors of the Presidio Trust met to decide on proposals for developing an eight-acre site across from Crissy Field. Among the proposals vying for physical space is Lucas' art museum as well as a proposed science-themed center and a mixed-use complex from the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. "In the interest of having the best project possible for the Presidio, we want to provide one more opportunity for teams to adjust their proposals before we make a selection," said the board in an announcement released on Thursday.