LeRoy Neiman, the flamboyantly mustachioed painter whose vivid portraits of athletes and celebrities made him one of the best-known and most commercially successful American artists, has died. He was 91.
Norman Rockwell’s iconic 1943 Thanksgiving scene, “Freedom From Want,” vies for attention with a giant portrait of Mitt Romney by contemporary artist Richard Phillips in a new exhibition space in Chelsea.
The newest banner in the window of the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh features a strikingly realistic portrait of Superman. Unfazed as bullets bounce from his chest, neck and forehead, the Man of Steel wears a calm, resolute expression, made all the more convincing by the creases and fine lines of early middle age.
The brand-new Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in the small northwest Arkansas city of Bentonville is the creation of Alice Walton, the daughter of the late Sam Walton, who founded Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the largest retailer in the world.