October 12, 2023



L to R: Fine Art Works by Painter Chuck Joseph, Including “The One Who Knocks,” “Funny How?” and “On My Daughter’s Wedding Day.”

One-Of-A-Kind Pop Culture-Inspired Fine Art Works from Painter Chuck Joseph Now Available at The Mob Museum

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LAS VEGAS (October 2023) – The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement announces its first-ever fine art retail collection with pop culture and cinema-inspired works from American painter Chuck Joseph.

Expanding its existing collectible selection both online and onsite with exclusive one-of-a-kind works and collectibles, the Museum partnered with Las Vegas’ Nu Blu Fine Art gallery and Joseph for his talent to illustrate organized crime in pop culture.

Growing up in Huntington Beach, California, Joseph was fascinated by sketching people and coastal scenes as well as his father’s creations. He would spend countless hours watching his father, a gifted craftsman, sculpt both fine art and furniture. In 2008 Joseph broke into the Laguna Beach art scene with great success. He immediately gained the attention of collectors.

Joseph is known for his self-taught style of using a palette knife in place of a brush, creating his signature, dynamic and textured scenes of oil paint which depict his travel, surroundings and some of TV and cinema’s most recognizable scenes and figures. Joseph has work displayed in galleries in Hawaii and San Francisco, as well as at Nu Blu Fine Art Gallery in Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. Nu Blu has a 25-year legacy as a contemporary fine art gallery representing a diverse collective of emerging and established artists.

Recognizing that many Americans are first exposed to organized crime through cinematic depictions and popular culture, the Museum has a dedicated exhibit titled “Mob in Pop Culture.” The exhibit showcases artifacts from various films and television shows, including costumes from “Breaking Bad” and “The Sopranos,” as well as a script from “The Godfather” among many other film props from sets like “Narcos,” Martin Scorsese’s “Casino” and more.

“We are always exploring new ways to engage our audience and collaborate with local artists. By having the opportunity to commission and retail fine art, we are able to reach a new sect of pop culture fans, collectors and history buffs,” said Ashley Miller, vice president of marketing, communications and sales.

The original, one-of-a-kind paintings now available at The Mob Museum include:

  • The One Who Knocks, 11×14 inches; Oil Palette Knife on Canvas, $1,850 – A painting of the award-winning television series protagonist Walter White depicting the moment the mild-mannered chemistry teacher becomes the meth-peddling drug lord Heisenberg, as portrayed by Bryan Cranston in the AMC crime drama “Breaking Bad.”
  • Funny How?, 11×14 inches; Oil Palette Knife on Canvas, $1,850 – The iconic “Funny How?” scene from “Goodfellas” with Ray Liotta’s recognizable wide mouth laugh, as he played real-life gangster Henry Hill.
  • On My Daughter’s Wedding Day, 16×20 inches; Oil Palette Knife on Canvas, $2,350 – A portrait of Don Vito Corleone, the titular character from Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Godfather,” as portrayed by Marlon Brando in the 1972 film.

Works can be purchased by visiting

The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, provides a world-class journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Numerous interactive exhibits include a Crime Lab, Firearm Training Simulator and Organized Crime Today exhibit. The Museum is also home to The Underground, a Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery. The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums;” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History” and  “Best Museum” by its 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards; one of National Geographic’s “Top 10 Things to Do in Las Vegas;” USA Today’s “Best Museum in Nevada,” 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards for “Best Las Vegas Attraction” in 2021, “Top Five Best History Museums in the United States” in 2021 and one of its “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits;” named “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times and one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by FOX News. The Museum is a two-time winner of the Mayor’s Urban Design Award for Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for admission rates and operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734, visit, or download the Museum’s free mobile app.


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