Spotlight Collector | George Lucas and Steven Spielberg’s First Purchases

 

Do great minds think alike? After the success of their first blockbuster movies, filmmakers George Lucas and Steven Spielberg went and bought their first works of art–paintings by Norman Rockwell. They had grown up admiring the work of Rockwell on the covers of Sunday Evening Posts, and drawn to his depictions of American life. Both currently have Rockwell illustrations hanging in their offices above their desks.

 

1. Lucas’s first Rockwell, paid for using his Star Wars income, was Boy and Father: Baseball Dispute, (1962).

 

2. Spielberg’s was an illustration for a typewriter ad titled And Daniel Boone Comes to Life on the Underwood Portable, (1927).

 

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