In January 1976 Eleanor Ettinger Inc. printed the eight-color collotype April Fool on Rivers BFK Paper. The edition, measuring 24 by 26 inches, consists of 260 impressions. 200 were numbered and 60 were signed in pencil by Norman Rockwell. An additional 35 impressions, pencil signed and designated with roman numerals, were reserved for the artist.
When developing a painting, Rockwell's main goal was to tell a story. Every detail he included served to enhance the viewer's understanding of the scene, leaving no questions unanswered. April Fool (Saturday Evening Post April 3, 1948) is unique because:
The most important element of this piece is the number of props that Rockwell included. Everyday objects make up the picture, allowing viewers to easily identity the intended errors. After April Fool's Post cover release:
The purchase of any limited edition Norman Rockwell prints is accompanied by an Authenticity Certificate signed by our Museum Director, a complimentary one-year Museum family membership, and care and handling instructions for the print. Payment plans are available. All hand signed reproduction print purchases contribute directly to the Norman Rockwell Museum to preserve and present the art and legacy of Norman Rockwell. Please contact us for more information at 413.931.2237 or 800.742.9450 Or Email: MDuffy@nrm.org