About the film
About the painting
The painting is featured as a major plot element in the movie ‘Bean’ (1997). The scene shows the ceremony of unveiling a painting with colloquial name ‘Whistler’s Mother’ in local Los Angeles museum.
‘Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1: The Artist’s Mother’ is now one of the most famous works by an American artist outside the US. It has been variously described as an American icon, and a Victorian Mona Lisa. The painting has been featured or mentioned in numerous works of fiction and within pop culture.