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The Tattoo Artist

Norman Rockwell

American Art

Rockwell located the equipment and props for this Post cover in a tattoo shop on the Bowery in New York City. In a departure for him, the figures seem to float above the tattoo artist’s sample sheet rather than occupy realistic three-dimensional space.
MEDIUM Oil on canvas
DATES 1944
DIMENSIONS 43 1/8 x 33 1/8 in. (109.5 x 84.1 cm) Frame: 49 x 39 x 3 in. (124.5 x 99.1 x 7.6 cm)  (show scale)
SIGNATURE Signed lower right: "Norman / Rockwell"
COLLECTIONS American Art
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 69.8
CREDIT LINE Gift of the artist
RIGHTS STATEMENT © 1944 SEPS: Licensed by Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, IN. www.curtispublishing.com All rights reserved. www.curtispublishing.com Ó 1944 SEPS: Licensed by Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, IN All rights reserved. www.curtispublishing.com
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CAPTION Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978). The Tattoo Artist, 1944. Oil on canvas, 43 1/8 x 33 1/8 in. (109.5 x 84.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the artist, 69.8. © 1944 SEPS: Licensed by Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, IN. www.curtispublishing.com All rights reserved. www.curtispublishing.com Ó 1944 SEPS: Licensed by Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, IN All rights reserved. www.curtispublishing.com
IMAGE overall, CUR.69.8.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Reproduced on the cover of "The Saturday Evening Post" (March 4, 1944).
RECORD COMPLETENESS Best (85%)
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