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Sally Field Stands Tall 99 • SAG-AFTR A SPECIAL ISSUE 2023 • S N A P S H OT BY VA L E R I E YA R O S SALLY FIELD, IN A NOW-ICONIC pose from her Oscar-winning performance as a textile mill worker in the 1979 feature film Norma Rae, is front-and-center in SAG-AFTRA's collage oil painting by the late Arsen Roje (1937–2007). In 1990, the Los Angeles Times praised Roje's art of classic films: "Cinema buffs will love the paintings of Arsen Roje … Roje paints large works that duplicate classic film stills. We see a youthful Kirk Douglas as the arch private investigator interrogating the blonde in distress. Then there's the 20-year-old Robert Mitchum entering a Casablanca boudoir to find Rosalind Russell preening at her vanity table." Titled Union, Roje's painting was one of several dozen artworks commissioned by Screen Actors Guild in 1993, in anticipation of its move into 5757 Wilshire Blvd., where SAG-AFTRA's national headquarters are still today. As part of SAG's Union, 1993, oil on canvas, 87 x 117 inches by Arsen Roje.

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