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Norman Rockwell Painting Stolen From Queens Storage Facility

'Sport' Was Painted In 1939, Used As Saturday Evening Post Cover
Norman Rockwell Painting Stolen

Police are searching for this Norman Rockwell painting, which was stolen from a Queens storage facility. (Credit: NYPD)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Tuesday were searching for a thief who took a Norman Rockwell painting from a storage facility in the Maspeth section of Queens.

Around 7 p.m. Sept. 13, the painting entitled “Sport” was discovered missing from the Welpak Art Moving and Storage facility at 58-60 Grand Ave. in Queens.

The painting is about 22 inches by 28 inches and is oil paint on canvas, and was housed in a wooden frame. It shows a man in a row boat named “Sport” wearing a yellow rain jacket and a hat outfitted with lures, smoking a pipe and holding a fishing pole.

Rockwell painted the picture in 1939, and it was used as a Saturday Evening Post cover.

Anyone with information was asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS, log onto the Crime Stoppers website, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.

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