Remember when Sean Connery cut the Rembrandt out of the frame, rolled it up, slid it into a mailing tube and mailed it out of the building? Well, this was one of those times when Hollywood imagination had a higher priority than well researched details! Let me tell you what happens when you do that to a painting… never mind the painting was supposed to be well over 400 years old.
Meet Grandma. She painted her self portrait painting a painting in her beautiful white dress. She was a “looker.” Nicely painted, it was done around 1900. Along with the contents of the house, it was cut out of the frame, rolled up like a newspaper and stolen. However, in this case, the men in blue got their man, got the stuff back and the painting was recuperated by the police.
So, here’s what happens when you roll an old painting up. The paint goes nuts! It pops off and the family brought me the portrait, unrolled, looking like a plate of corn flakes.
If you live close to Los Angeles, the second half of this week and the weekend is the Los Angeles Art Show of the Fine Art Dealers Association. Held in the LA conventions Center next to Staples, it’ll be a great show with LOTS to see. Come by as see us too… Grandma will be there!