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Paint-by-numbers guru looks back on craze

Posted on Sat, Jul. 03, 2004
AP Wire | 07/03/2004 |
F.N. D’ALESSIO
Associated Press

“CHICAGO – Long before Elvis’s face first hit black velvet, the guardians of all that is good and serious in American art had something else to bewail. This heresy was called paint-by-numbers, and Dan Robbins was its prophet.
…The once-mocked paintings are a hot collectible on eBay, and Robbins, now 79, had the satisfaction of seeing his artworks hanging in the Smithsonian in 2001 and 2002 – even if other people actually filled in the paint.”

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