"Bugs Bunny is what I would like to be: debonair, quick-witted, very fast on the comeback, a sort of male Dorthy Parkerish D' Artagan."
Oscar in his temporary home at Tempe Center for the Arts exhibition, "Chuck Amuck: A Legacy of Laughter."
Linda Jones, Chuck Jones' daughter, draws Marvin Martian on Jones' animation desk this afternoon at Tempe Center for the Arts before heading back to southern California after last night's gala opening reception.
More on the opening to follow in the days to come!
This just in from Craig Kausen, Chuck Jones' grandson who is in Tempe, Az for the opening tonight of "Chuck Amuck: A Legacy of Laughter" at Tempe Center for the Arts. "It's a beautiful morning in Tempe!" as Oscar greets the day.
Stay tuned for more Oscar buzz!
Mary E. Fowler
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Craig Kausen, Chuck's grandson, is traveling today to Tempe, Arizona site of the Chuck Jones retrospective exhibition, Chuck Amuck, a Legacy of Laughter, that opens tomorrow night at the Tempe Center for the Arts. Traveling with him today is one of Chuck's Oscars that will be on display at the exhibit.
They started off at John Wayne airport in Orange County:
And they landed at Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix where a beautiful, concurrent exhibit of Chuck Jones original art is in the airport's museum (terminal 4, level 3 gallery):
Follow Oscar as he makes his way to Tempe Center for the Arts!
In 1989 Chuck Jones created a series of original oil paintings whose themes sprung from artists that he admired. He said at that time that it was one of the most challenging of works as he had to bend his artistic will to that of another artist in order to capture their brushwork and their intent. Pictured is the original oil painting titled "Persistence of Carrots." It will be featured at the exhibit Chuck Amuck, a Legacy of Laughter opening tomorrow night at the Tempe Center for the Arts in Tempe, Arizona.
The oil paintings Chuck Jones completed in this series were published as fine art lithographs that same year by the American Atelier. Each was hand-pulled on 19th century French stone lithographic presses one color at at time. You can learn more about that series by clicking on the image.