Kowalski, who is an expert with intimate knowledge of Bobs painting techniques, believes this painting was made around 1971 making it some of his earliest known work. Included with the artwork itself is a Certificate of Authenticity from Annette Kowalski, Bob Ross Inc founder, which has accompanying gold foil seals from Hahnemuhle FineArt (serial number 322179). Finally, a Letter of Authentication from Vault Authentics along with registration on their website (serial number VA79744COA) to further attest to the documentation and trust of this original Bob Ross work. He developed an interest in painting after attending an art class at the USO and honed his style by watching the TV show The Magic of Oil Painting with William Alexander, a popular public broadcast figure at the time. Bob would leave the Air Force after a 20 year career in hopes of pursuing art full time.
While instructing a painting class at a hotel conference room in Clearwater, FL, Ross met Annette Kowalski who would go on to be his lifelong business partner and manager. Soon after, he was introduced to PBS and the rest was history. Bob would eventually replace William Alexander, the host that inspired him years earlier and produce over 400 episodes of The Joy of Painting. Over the years Bob brought painting to our TVs and made millions of inspired living room artists around the world.
His impact on pop culture in the 80s and 90s is immeasurable and his legacy today is having a resurgence with a whole new generation of followers challenged with finding indoor friendly creative outlets. Once asked if his work would hang in a museum, Bob Ross said Well, maybe it will. But probably not the Smithsonian. His influence was so profound, Smithsonian displays 4 of his works, rare examples of non-privately owned original works. After suffering a family tragedy and looking for a creative outlet, Annette Kowalski was encouraged to take an instructional painting class which ended up being taught by Bob Ross.Fresh out of the Air Force, Bob would teach lessons at places like shopping malls and art stores. Annette immediately recognized the star potential in his calm, soothing instruction and pulled resources to help manage and publicize his classes. Annette was pivotal in getting The Joy of Painting into production with PBS and would help grow his popularity through the remainder of his career and beyond. Annette is founder of Bob Ross Incorporated, the company in charge of Bobs trademarks and licenses. She is also an expert of Bobs Wet-On-Wet painting technique and the gold standard in Bob Ross authentication. For each episode of the show, Bob made 3 copies of the same painting. One pre-show to prep for show, one during the show, and one after which was documented for instructional book purposes. With the exception of a few pieces given to the Smithsonian and a handful in private collections, Annette is in possession of the vast majority of Bobs work that was produced over the years. Original Bob Ross art is notoriously hard to find on the open market. Annette has examined and authenticated this Bob Ross gold pan and determined it to be 100% original. Rarity of Bob Ross Art In The Market. In July 2019, The New York Times produced a documentary on how difficult Bob Ross works are to obtain. Demand for Ross artwork far exceeds the availability and most of those that own one have had it for years.
In the 80s, Joy of Painting had 80 million worldwide viewers. Today his YouTube streams have exceeded 360 million views ushering in a whole new digitally inspired fan base. Long after his passing, Bob still has Certified Ross Instructors stationed throughout the world.With nostalgia involving everything 80s and 90s surging, its no wonder the quintessential art icon of the era has solidified his resurgence in popularity. Mountain Dew even produced a recent spoof campaign featuring him in CGI form! This gold pan is a tremendously rare opportunity to own a certified original Bob Ross painting. This is some of his earliest work which makes it even more unique.
You can readily find artwork in the market for other American pop icons such as Andy Warhol. We encourage you to do your research, Bob Ross art just does not come along.Do not pass this one up! The chance may not come around again. It will be double boxed and extra secure. Photos will be taken of the pan being packaged.
The item "BOB ROSS Original Painting Gold Pan Signed, Certified Authentic RARE! COA 1of1" is in sale since Wednesday, August 25, 2021.This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "cgs_brands" and is located in Champaign, Illinois.
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