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Mickey Rourke’s Stuck Moment as a Perplexed Planner

| October 18, 2011
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His stuck moment: Despite his onscreen success in films such as “The Pope of Greenwich Village” and “9 ½ Weeks,” Rourke felt he was self-destructing.

He clears the clutter: Rourke left acting (and his acting demons) to go back to the boxing ring after a 20-year absence.

Unstuck result: In three years, he scored six wins and two draws. Rourke has since returned to acting, starting with supporting roles, and in 2009 won the Golden Globe for best actor in “The Wrestler.”

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Georgia O’Keeffe’s Stuck Moment as a Perplexed Planner

| October 18, 2011
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Her stuck moment: A nervous breakdown in 1932—brought on by the extramarital affairs of her husband, Alfred Stieglitz, and a looming deadline for a Radio City Music Hall mural—stalled O’Keefe’s ability to paint.

She clears the clutter: She went to Bermuda and then to New Mexico to recuperate and distance herself from her frustrations, including her husband. 

Unstuck result: After her recovery in New Mexico, O’Keeffe was inspired to paint some of her most famous works, including “Summer Day,” from 1936.

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Keith Haring’s Stuck Moment as a Perplexed Planner

| October 18, 2011
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His stuck moment: Haring’s chalk drawings in New York City subways struck a chord with the city’s populous and gave wide exposure to the young art student’s work. As his fame grew, his artwork became less accessible to the masses.

He clears the clutter: Going against art world conventions, Haring opened the Pop Shop retail store in lower Manhattan. He considered it an extension of his work and an approachable way to attract a broad range of people.

Unstuck result: The shop was an instant success, selling T-shirts, toys, posters, buttons, and magnets with Haring images. It remained a physical store until 2005 and now continues online at pop-shop.com.

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