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Portrait of the artist as a dirty old man

A new study of Norman Rockwell finds sexual innuendo lurking amid his classic images of innocence

Rockwell's 'Cave of the Winds (Girl with Skirt Blowing Up),' on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post in 1920.
By Christopher Shea
October 1, 2006

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ALL WILL AGREE THAT Norman Rockwell's famous 1954 painting, ``Girl at Mirror," portrays a girl in the midst of one of life's great transitions. The near-adolescent sits on a stool in a white nightgown, chin in hands, pondering her appearance. A magazine on her lap is opened to a glamour shot of Jane Russell. (Full article: 1189 words)

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