Private Rockwell Collections of Lucas and Spielberg To Go Public
Park West Gallery, through association with the Norman Rockwell Licensing Company (the estate of the artist) and Curtis Publishing (owner of the copyrights of the Saturday Evening Post artwork), has been able in recent years to bring new and exceptional collecting opportunities for Norman Rockwell artworks to enthusiastic collectors.
Smithsonian to Feature Rockwell
JACQUELINE TRESCOTT • THE WASHINGTON POST
Steven Spielberg And George Lucas Collections to Go On Exhibit in 2010
George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, two of America’s most successful filmmakers, have combined their collections of the art of Norman Rockwell, one of America’s most celebrated illustrators, for an upcoming exhibition at the Smithsonian Institution.
The Smithsonian American Art Museum is expected to announce Thursday that more than 50 drawings and paintings from the private holdings of Lucas and Spielberg will be shown at the museum next year. Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell From the Collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg will be on exhibit from July 2, 2010, through Jan. 2, 2011
Lucas is contributing the oldest painting in the show, one from a cover of Lifemagazine in 1917, with a World War I soldier in his doughboy uniform bending over to speak to a petite girl wearing a kerchief and apron. Polley voos Fransey is the title. Another Lucas contribution, Shadow Artist, is a 1920 cover from another magazine, the Country Gentleman. A particularly popular image, and one of Rockwell’s favorites, comes from Spielberg: Freedom of Speech.
For more on Telling Stories, visit AmericanArt.si.edu