a look at the paintings from the Mad Men TV series

Ted Chaough’s office

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4 responses

  1. This seems like an artist such as Alice Neel, who painted figural subjects throughout the 1960s despite the influence of Abstract Expressionism. I don’t think it’s actually by Neel, more like an attempt to suggest an artist like her. Elaine de Kooning also created some portraits during this era, but it’s not as painterly as her work. It would be interesting to find out who actually painted these. I’ve always thought the Mad Men producers were “going for the look of” the Ab Ex era.

    March 25, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    • KH

      I took a screenshot of the artist’s signature. Can’t read it, clearly. How can I post the image in a comment, here?

      The name appears to look something like this “B u l j o i s”

      May 10, 2013 at 5:19 am

  2. Claudia Verciani

    I’m dying to know who painted this, I’ver searched the name “Buljois” and no luck.

    May 22, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    • Joshua

      I think it is Charles Levier. The lines look a lot like his work and so do the colors. He’s done a lot of clown paintings. A number of his paintings were also seen in the background of the movie “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner.” Every time I watch Mad Men I keep looking for one of his paintings to appear in the background.

      June 28, 2013 at 7:11 pm

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