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"I Love Lucy" original charcoal on white pastel on tinted wove paper, 25" x 19" unframed.

Lew Loves Lucy! New “Old Hollywood” Portrait by Fran Lew

Master American portrait artist, Fran Lew, has just completed a stunning, evocative portrait of two of old Hollywood’s most enduring stars, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Utilizing her flawless technical skills, Lew has captured the living, breathing embodiment of the spark and beauty of this dynamic husband-and-wife comedy team.

Using her special charcoal pencils and white pastel and working on tinted wove paper, Lew has brought her considerable talents to bear on this unique work of nostalgia. What secret is Lucy cautioning us to keep with her finger poised at her lips? The look of “uh-oh” on Desi’s face may give a clue to the ensuing comedic moment and with so many to choose from, it’s just a matter of memory to bring your laughter to life.

"I Love Lucy" original charcoal on white pastel on tinted wove paper, 25" x 19" unframed.

“I Love Lucy” original charcoal on white pastel on tinted wove paper, 25″ x 19″ unframed.

In Fran Lew’s own words:

Why I Love Lucy

“For decades, millions of “I Love Lucy” fans have fallen in love with the zany, hilarious comedy of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. “I Love Lucy” is often regarded as one of the greatest and most influential sitcoms in history. In 2012, it was voted the ‘Best TV Show of All Time’ in a survey conducted by ABC News and People Magazine.

“I take pleasure in capturing and sharing the memories of people who we have all come to love and admire. To celebrate the upcoming 65th anniversary of “I Love Lucy”, I created a commemorative portrait of Lucy and Desi as an everlasting tribute to their glamour, comic genius, and contribution to American pop culture.”

For more information or to purchase this work, please contact your Chuck Jones Gallery art consultant or online at www.ChuckJones.com.

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Art From These Bill Plympton Short Films On View Today!

The Chuck Jones Gallery–San Diego (232 Fifth Ave., just 1/2 block north of the convention center) is completely over-the-moon with happiness!  Tonight, Friday, July 23rd from 7 to 9 PM, the amazing animator and film legend, Bill Plympton, will be our special guest for a reception at the opening of his exhibit, Idiots and Angels.

We’ll be premiering art from many of Plympton’s most brilliant cartoon shorts, including 25 Ways to Quit Smoking and How to Kiss plus lots more from his Dog series of short animated films and art from his most recent feature length animated film Idiots and Angels.  

Meet Bill Plympton Tonight!

The Chuck Jones Gallery is pleased to welcome auteur and animator-extraordinaire, Bill Plympton, to the gallery this evening in his first gallery appearance in San Diego.  The reception begins at 7 PM at 232 Fifth Avenue (just 1/2 block north of the convention center.) 

Premiering original art from Plympton's latest feature length animated film, Idiots and Angels, plus work from his Oscar-nominated short films and the insanely popular series of 'Dog' cartoons, the exhibit is sure to be a Comic Con and collector favorite. Call for more information 888-294-9880.