On the same vein as last year's painting Alex Ross did of Andy Warhol to celebrate his Heroes & Villains exhibit at the pop artist's museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This year Alex has done a portrait of Norman Rockwell because of the exhibit's visit to the Rockwell museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts this year.
It's fun to note how Alex has captured, not only Rockwell's likeness in this piece but also the color palette of the late artist's Saturday Evening Post illustrations using lots of earth tones. It is the closest Alex has ever gotten to make his style actually look like somebody else's work. This is quite noticeable in the excessive wrinkles on the flag. (Check out the hi-res image on the left)
I love this art piece and hope to have one in my collection so I can put it on a wall next to the Warhol one I got as a tribute to these great artists.
The exhibit at the Norman Rockwell Museum runs from November 10, 2012 through February 24, 2013