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Rockwell Video Minute: Shuffleton’s Barbershop

Published: September 13, 2017

In a controversial move, the Berkshire Museum recently decided to auction several of its works of art, including Shuffleton’s Barbershop, one of Norman Rockwell’s most unusual paintings. Rockwell’s family has objected to the sale, as have numerous art and museum organizations. After painting the image for the Saturday Evening Post for their April 29, 1950, cover, Rockwell donated the original painting to the museum. Sotheby’s, who will be auctioning this other works from the museum in November, estimates that Shuffleton’s Barbershop will sell for between $20 million and $30 million.

See all of the videos in our Rockwell Video Minute series at www.saturdayeveningpost.com/rockwell-video.

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  • If Rockwell were still doing covers I wonder what one entitled ‘When People Were People’ would look like
    I’m 93 and the greatest fan of the man who most accurately depicted humanity.

  • Dorothy Phillips

    I knew David Squiers whose family posed for some of Rockwell’s most famous paintings. As a neighbor of the artist, Squiers has any interesting memory stories. Norman Rockwell was not only a great artist. He was an amiable, thoughtful person. Perhaps that is why he capture the innate goodness of his everyday American subjects.


    Greatest artist, ever. And the Saturday Evening Post the best magazine, I am enjoying the new issues immensely.

  • Rhoady green

    You can talk of De Vinci and all of those since. But no one showed us of our time better than every previous artist.


  • averageanne

    My favorite painting. The light draws your eye to the light and then the dark shop slowly becomes illuminated.

  • No artist has ever come close to the talent, skill and social/family and historical interpretation as has Norman Rockwell. His works are immediately recognized. He is a legend and as far as l am concerned the equal of Rembrant, Michaelangelo, Davinci and ALL the great artists of the past and present. Lynn Hutton, Glen Allen, Virginia

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