Monthly Archives: January 2020

“Marilyn–Like No Other” New Work from Fran Lew

The inimitable master American portraitist, Fran Lew, has just completed a portrait of Marilyn Monroe, titled, “Marilyn–Like No Other”. Using her trademark charcoal and white pastel, Lew’s deft handling of the medium becomes her subject matter like no other artist in recent memory. Her work pays homage to the great John Singer Sargent — Lew was represented by Grand Central Gallery in New York City — a gallery which Sargent was co-founder at the turn of the last century with another American master, Robert Henri.

“Marilyn–Like No Other”, charcoal and white pastel on toned paper, 15″ x 14″, by Fran Lew, January 2020.

This new work, not unlike Lew’s last portrait of the star, “Marilyn, Unzipped”, brings to life the star power, and the innocent knowing, of this magnetic and magnificent movie star.

“Marilyn, Unzipped” charcoal and white pastel on toned paper, 22″ x 18″ by Fran Lew, completed in 2019.

For more information about the art and artist, please contact Robert Patrick at Rpatrick@ChuckJones.com or at 949-386-7504.

Chuck Jones Gallery POPUPS in Palm Desert!

For the third year in a row, the Chuck Jones Gallery will POP UP in Palm Desert from January 9, 2020 through March 31, 2020. Located in the prestigious Gardens on El Paseo, the Chuck Jones Gallery POP UP is located across from Saks Fifth Avenue on the ground level.

The gallery is open 11 to 6 daily; 12 to 5 on Sundays. Open late on Saturdays beginning Jan. 25th for concerts at the Gardens on El Paseo.

For more information, please contact the Chuck Jones Gallery Director of Special Exhibitions, Michael Fiacco at MFiacco@ChuckJones.com or at 206-226-8142.

We’ll be inaugurating the POP UP Chuck Jones Gallery with a new Dr. Seuss exhibit, “Discover the Cat Behind the Hat” —- with special guest, the Art of Dr. Seuss representative, Jeff Schuffman, on Saturday, January 25th from 3:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Wine and small bites will be served.


For over 60 years, Dr. Seuss’s illustrations have brought a visual realization to his fantastic and imaginary worlds. His artistic talent went far beyond the printed page and yet, to this day, his Secret Art Collection is virtually unknown to the general public. Throughout his lifetime, Theodor Seuss Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss) created paintings and sculpture which he secreted away at the Dr. Seuss Estate.


These rare and controversial works of art are making their first appearance in the Coachella Valley. It is a must-see exhibition for fans of the enigmatic and exuberant genius of Dr. Seuss.