norman rockwell: that looks 'shopped

Ken Johnson of the New York Times drew the short straw and had to cover the Brooklyn Museum's Norman Rockwell show. Possibly Rockwell fan Dave Hickey wasn't available to do a freelance story. In any case, the article gives us a fascinating glimpse at Rockwell's working process, as seen in the following photos. His painting style isn't nearly as inert and schmaltzy as people think, and it turns out he is a hitherto-unappreciated forerunner of the dark arts of Photoshop: