Police hunt for $1 million Norman Rockwell painting missing from Queens warehouse
Police are on the hunt for a Norman Rockwell painting that sold for more than $1 million at a May auction and disappeared from a Queens warehouse last month.
“Sport” was discovered missing from Welpak Art Moving and Storage in Maspeth on Sept. 13 at 7 p.m., police said.
The painting, featuring a fisherman in a boat wearing a yellow raincoat, was sold by a private collector for $1,085,000 at a Sotheby’s auction in May. The identity of the current owner was not revealed by police.
Rockwell completed the work in 1939. The painting was used as a Saturday Evening Post cover and signed by Rockwell.
The oil-on-canvas painting is 22 by 28 inches. “Sport” was in a golden wooden frame when it was stolen.
Police ask anyone with information on the painting’s whereabouts to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).
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