Brady Courtroom Sketch Artist: It Was ‘A Nightmare. I Only Had Five Minutes’
Deflategate courtroom sketch artist Jane Rosenberg got her Tosh.0-ish web redemption opportunity this morning, and I think we can say that she totally nailed the exit sign. Tom Brady was in court in Manhattan to listen to his lawyers say that there would be no settlement with the NFL in his case, and Rosenberg scribbled his likeness for the masses once again.
But she only had five minutes to do it, and while it came out better than the first effort, it fell short of Norman Rockwell status.
But I liken this to that famous photo of Abraham Lincoln prior to the Gettysburg Address. Lincoln's speech was expected to go for at least 20 minutes, and perhaps an hour or more. Instead, he wrapped it up in three minutes: before photographers could even set up their equipment. So the only photo we have from that event is what you see to the left.
Look at Lincoln's distorted features. Do you think that the photographer was mocked in the newspapers in the following days? Probably not. If only Ms. Rosenberg had been around then.
She faced a similar dilemma today. TMZ:
We spoke with the artist, Jane Rosenberg, who admits the work isn't great ... but says she "had very little time" and was sketching from a distance. She told us the set up was a "court artist's nightmare."
Rosenberg says she practiced drawing Brady after the first sketch -- but she only had 5 minutes to bang out the pic.
I have no problem with any of her sketches, because they are bizarre and wonderful, and shall not perish from this Earth.
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