POP QUIZ: FETCH, SIT, ROLL OVER, POSE (answers)

And the ‘brush with greatness’ award this week goes to Chris P! Long-time listener, first time caller Chris scored a 10/20, which was enough to earn him a gallery of applause. Well done!

Well, when the winner gets half of it wrong, you know it was a tough quiz. I myself would probably have done terrible. For starters, I don’t like dogs…

The detail pieces are still viewable here.

Full paintings below (click each image to enlarge):

ANS PAINTED POOCH 01

ANS PAINTED POOCH 02

ANS PAINTED POOCH 03

ANS PAINTED POOCH 04

ANS PAINTED POOCH 05

ANS PAINTED POOCH 06

ANS PAINTED POOCH 07

ANS PAINTED POOCH 08

ANS PAINTED POOCH 09

ANS PAINTED POOCH 10

For me, the titles were toughest. That first one was instantly recognizable to me as “that painting Cameron fixates on in Ferris Beuller”, but I didn’t know the title. Likewise Rockwell and Coolidge.

Cassius Marcellus Coolidge was not a name familiar to me, but he is apparently the inventor of “Dogs Playing Poker” paintings. In the nineteen-aughts he painted sixteen such paintings, oil on canvas, for a ad firm called “Brown & Bigelow”. “Brown & Bigelow” also used to publish an annual boy-scout calendar, illustrated by Normal Rockwell. They also commissioned and sold pin-up art. A former President of the company, Charlie Ward, eventually served time in prison for tax fraud and shared a cell with one of the most infamous Safe Crackers in America.

Safe-crackers, dogs playing poker, pin-up art and the boy scouts of America. I think I just wrote a Cohen Brothers movie…

Thanks,
QM Bill

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