Boffo, Socko, Phillips

We’ve explored Phillips connections popping up in Fred Astaire movies, spy novels, and clothing store displays. But right now, we’re overrun with superheroes.

Our Rothko appears unscathed in this explosive scene from Iron Man 3.

Our Rothko appears unscathed in this explosive scene from Iron Man 3.

Assistant Registrar Gretchen Martin confirmed Director of Membership Jeff Petrie’s hunch that in Iron Man 3, the Rothko painting hanging on the wall of Tony Stark’s Malibu mansion as he and Pepper Potts are sent flying after a blow up is in fact our Ochre and Red on Red (1954). Spoiler alert? Oh well, it’s in the trailer. You’ll see the Phillips thanked in the credits if you’re one to stay ’till the bitter end. On Thursday, we’ll sacrifice some street parking to help the filming of Captain America. Bringing you the big stars and the big explosions is just part of our work here at the museum. You’re welcome.

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