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):
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…