Norman Rockwell, Yippie!

Tom Carson has a piece at Vox about Rockwell becoming politicized in the 1960s, something I didn’t know about.

The first painting Rockwell did for Look magazine, after moving over from Saturday Evening Post, was a vivid statement about race in those tumultuous times. Alas, all the well-meaning actions at the time stalled and ended up meaning more as a symbolic nod than any radical change.

We’re still waiting for that.

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