Review: Meiners is provocative but not always compelling in updates of classic Rockwell images

Maggie Meiners’ “Freedom From Want” photo, left, along with Norman Rockwell’s original “Freedom From Want.” There is no American artist less in need of re-visitation than Norman Rockwell. Decades after his last magazine cover, his gentle, opinionated, occasionally treacly work is still all around us. Film directors incorporate his imagery into their shots, graphic artists pinch his designs, musicians slap spoofs of his illustrations on their album covers. His reputation has largely been rehabilitated, his technical skills lauded, and his distinctive vision embraced. There is something about Ro…

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