The title of this post was a story told to me by my father. Louis Rosenthal was walking around downtown Baltimore with his young son. A man stopped to greet Louis & said to Louis’s son, “Your father walks around with a museum in his pocket”
I love that my own son has a drive for art, especially reducing sizes of anything.
I own some of Louis Rosenthal’s original wax that used to sculpt his originals in before casting…i also have one of the mother of pearl pocket knifes that he used to create his smaller pieces. i have offered to heat that wax, (this wax could be 50 to 60 years old) make a block out of it, hand my son the knife to see if my son can find art somewhere inside the wax, begging to be released. Wouldn’t that be cool to know how he feels to hold such a treasure?
These images were taken from the online museum of my Great Grandfather…
The woman beside Louis Rosenthal is Mae West. How cool is that?! He carved her once.