August 12, 2015 7:53 PM EDT The court artist, whose depiction of Tom Brady evoked comparisons to Voldemort, E.T., Gollum, and more otherwordly creatures, has apologized to the New England Patriots quarterback.
Jane Rosenberg, a New York-based artist whose
35-year career has spanned celebrity courtroom appearances ranging from Woody Allen to Martha Stewart to John Gotti, told the New York that recreating celebrities was difficult, and that she was “under a lot of pressure to work very quickly and do the best I can on the short deadline I’m on.” Times
“I’m getting bad criticism that I made him look like Lurch,” Rosenberg said, citing an Addams Family character. “And obviously I apologize to Tom Brady for not making him as good-looking as he is.”
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