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Artwork Inquiry

Norman Rockwell

Signed Lithograph
24X20

This humorous work by the great Norman Rockwell appeared as the cover of the Saturday Evening Post on May 24, 1930. It depicts the young motion picture star Gary Cooper having lipstick applied by the makeup artist in preparation for the shooting of a scene in the 1930 classic, THE TEXAN, in which Cooper starred as "The Llano Kid." (The movie was directed by John Cromwell and also featured the young Fay Wray.)

The is a great, limited edition, signed Rockwell print that is very rare and seldom becomes available. New, museum-standard frame. The original painting from which the print was made sold to Steven Spielberg on November 28, 2007 at Sotheby’s in New York for $5,921,000.

195/200 - signed by Norman Rockwell

Artist Bio

Norman Rockwell was born in New York City on February 3, 1894. He began painting at age sixteen, and by his mid-twenties he was one of the most popular, successful and instantly recognizable illustrators in the world. During his career, he created 321 paintings that appeared as cover illustrations for the SATURDAY EVENING POST. By 1978, at the height of his popularity, and the year of his death, forty books and 140 articles chronicling Rockwell's art and accomplishments had been written and published in over 50 publications world-wide. Today, Rockwell's art and memory lives on in the Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA. As time passes, appreciation for Rockwell's fine art has only increased, and prices for "anything Rockwell" continue to escalate as collectors seek to acquire examples of this truest of American artists.


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