Friday, May 26, 2006

I don't know much about art, but . . .

As our salute to veterans and Memorial Day, here's the star of the Sotheby's auction mentioned in the previous post. Norman Rockwell's Homecoming Marine appeared on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post in October, 1945.

Rockwell set the scene in an actual small-town Vermont garage, near where he then lived.

Norman Rockwell wasn't a serious artist, of course, any more than Irving Berlin was a serious composer. Even so, Sotheby's hoped to see this painting sell for as much as $5 million.

Actual price, including buyer's premium: $9.2 million!

Say, you don't suppose the Art World is beginning to take Norman Rockwell seriously?

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