While Norman Rockwell paintings make one long for the good old days or a root beer float in a soda parlor, Frank redefined American icons. Take this coffee shop waitress with her empty stare as Santa Claus smiles above her head. The ads seem to shout while her lips are pursed.
The Met is honoring the Swiss photographer by hosting “Looking In: Robert Frank’s The Americans. The museum will showcase the photographic fruits of his cross-country journey from 1954-1955, that resulted in his book The Americans.