Monday, January 13, 2014
Friday, July 5, 2013
Sure, the Rocco paintings have some interesting technique, and overall warmth and style that can be enjoyed. No doubt about it. But as far as serious works of art that are of limited quantity, collectible, and gaining attention over the past decades since they were painted? Nope. No fire is starting, no interest is increasing, and no prices are rising.
As a result, I've stepped away from the task of gathering info on "Rocco", whoever he [or they] are. Sorry. These paintings are not taking gaining interest on a large scale in the art market. Hope this helps.
Monday, September 14, 2009
Mon 9/14/09 10:01 AM
Hi There, I'm forwarding 3 photos of a painting I just acquired and in trying to find out more about the artist came across your quest...Don't know if the question is still on the table regarding the existence of this artist but in case it is, and anyone is interested, his biographical information is on a label on the back...
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Sunday, March 16, 2008
This impressionist painting is signed "Rocco".
There is a bit of controversy over the origin and value of these types of paintings as the Antiques and the Arts Forum showed recently, as excerpted below. Are these paintings signed "Rocco" really massed-produced art sold by Montgomery Ward in the 1960's? They appear to be quite common.
If you have further information on these types of paintings, or if you have a painting which is signed by "Rocco" and appears to be in a similar style, consider emailing a picture of it to me for posting on this blog. Let's get to the bottom of this.
Personally, I find the paintings to be interesting. They are almost absurdly impressionistic-- almost a cartoon mockery of French Impressionism. Even if they were mass produced, they had to be hand painted by someone with skill. I find the entire phenomenon to be an entertaining scandal, and worthy of some investigation.