Reimagining Norman Rockwell’s America - The New York Times

 The  artists Hank Willis Thomas and Emily Shur reimagined Norman Rockwell’s  “Freedom From Want,” the iconic 1943 ode to American abundance. Credit For Freedoms.

The artists Hank Willis Thomas and Emily Shur reimagined Norman Rockwell’s “Freedom From Want,” the iconic 1943 ode to American abundance. Credit For Freedoms.

In 2012, Hank Willis Thomas saw a poster of Norman Rockwell’s painting of a family seated around a holiday table, the matriarch presenting a turkey to her guests. For Mr. Thomas, a 42-year-old black artist raised in Manhattan, the pale complexions in Mr. Rockwell’s 1943 masterpiece did little to represent his experience of a diverse America. So he decided to create a tableau of his own.

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