What a buzz...own the original, and make a copy so good your friends think it's Rockwell...all while safekeeping the original!
They better watch out for the former Mrs. Trachte's divorce lawyer!
"Experts and Trachte's family members had puzzled over inconsistencies between the Post cover and the canvas they assumed was an original. Among other things, the coloration and boy's face seemed different, but experts blamed poor preservation and sloppy restoration work.
Then, last month, conservationists determined the painting hadn't been restored.
Trachte's sons became more convinced that the work on their hands was a fake. A few days later, while scouring his father's studio, David Trachte, 54, noticed a gap in the wood paneling. He and his brother pulled it out, revealing the real Rockwell and other paintings his father had apparently copied.
"It's hard for me right now; I haven't uncovered enough to know when or why he did it," said Trachte Jr., 59."
How stupid .... and what if the sons didn't decide to disassemble the wall ??
This is my favorite Rockwell painting. This picture came out as a Post cover the same year I went off to college. I grew up on a farm and went away to college to a big city. As a result I could really identify with the picture. I thought the picture was a little over the top but I certainly understood the message.
For the highly cultured and literate amongst us
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What a great painting. Reminds me of a lot of people I know.
But Geraldo still didn't find Capone's vault.
It's almost like the plot of a hokey mystery novel.
Nothing the Dadaists or Cubists have produced can compare with Rockwell.
A forgery? That makes it sound like he made it to pull a scam. It is a COPY. Big difference.
This is one of the very best Rockwell paintings. Maybe Rockwell was an illustrator rather than an artist, but show me the art that is a better reflection of the experience depicted in Rockwell's painting.
Slightly different cast of characters (the daddy has already moved with the carpetbag to the door) but the son and the faithful dog are the same. Only the clothes have changed . ..
Love the dog. He is comforting the young man, yet cannot take his gaze off of the father.
Bump for later. Fascinating!!