a look at the paintings from the Mad Men TV series

MadMen – Coopers Office Art

BertramBertCooper (Robert Morse): The somewhat eccentric senior partner at Sterling Cooper. He leaves the day-to-day running of the firm to Sterling and Draper, but is keenly aware of the firm’s operations. Like many of his executives, Bertram is a Republican. He is fascinated by Japanese culture, requiring everybody including clients and his sister (a shareholder) to remove their shoes before walking into his office (which is decorated with Japanese art). He is a fan of the writings of Ayn Rand and implies he knows her personally. Among his eccentricities, Bert frequently walks through the offices in his socks and intensely dislikes gum and smoking (an oddity for the time, especially considering Lucky Strike cigarettes is a major client). He owns a ranch in Montana and is a widower with no children. Don approaches him about buying back the agency at the end of the third season, which evolves into them forming their own.


6 responses

  1. maggie B

    Golly, this piece, the man in blue, is so gorgeous. Would you please try to get a better shot of it? I’d also appreciate the artist’s name and/or the name of the piece.

    Thanks for the site. MB

    May 10, 2011 at 3:15 am

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  4. M23

    I second to Maggie B. I want to know who the artist of the painting is.

    January 14, 2015 at 3:58 am

    • castor

      Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839–1892), Prints of the Painting “Fujiwara Yasumasa Plays the Flute by Moonlight” . Woodblock print on paper, 1883

      May 5, 2015 at 4:20 am

  5. castor

    Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839–1892), Prints of the Painting “Fujiwara Yasumasa Plays the Flute by Moonlight” . Woodblock print on paper, 1883

    May 5, 2015 at 4:19 am

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