QUEENS — A Norman Rockwell painting, which sold for more than $1 million earlier this year, was stolen from a storage facility in Maspeth, cops said.
The painting entitled “Sport” was discovered missing from Welpak Art Moving and Storage at 58-60 Grand Ave. on Sept. 13 around 7 p.m., police said.
“Sport” appeared on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post in April 1939.
The painting, depicting a man in a row boat wearing a yellow rain jacket and holding a fishing pole, is approximately 22 by 28 inches. It is oil paint on canvas with a gilded wooden frame signed by Rockwell.
Welpak, which, according to the company's website, provides artwork and antique storage and transportation for museums and private collectors and has a high-quality security system, declined to comment.
According to published reports, the painting sold for $1,085,000 at a Sotheby’s auction in New York in May.
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