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June 9, 2007 | Daniel Yee, Associated Press
The Coca-Cola Co. wants the real thing -- in this case, three rare Norman Rockwell paintings. The beverage company is searching for missing one-of-a-kind oil paintings that it commissioned from the Americana master more than 74 years ago. Each could be worth more than $500,000 if sold at auction. The paintings were among six works depicting children that Rockwell did for Coca-Cola's advertising campaigns of the late 1920s and early 1930s.
In a treasure hunt that links popular Japanese culture to dark times in U.S.-Japan relations, a team of experts arrived in Los Angeles this week to search for paintings by Yumeji, one of Japan's most popular 20th-Century artists, who had a brief Southern California sojourn. The search for the lost works is a race against time: The last of the immigrants who knew of Yumeji and bought his art are dying, taking their secrets with them.
June 14, 1994 | Associated Press
New postage stamps honoring the Statue of Liberty and Norman Rockwell will be released in the coming weeks. The 29-cent self-adhesive Statue of Liberty stamps will be issued June 24, the Postal Service announced. On July 1, five Norman Rockwell stamps will be issued.
May 23, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
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 | From the Associated Press
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 | MIKE PENNER
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.
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.
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