Norman Rockwell painting missing from Queens storage facility recovered in Ohio

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A Norman Rockwell painting that went missing from a Queens storage facility was reportedly recovered in Ohio by a private investigator. Photo courtesy of NYPD
A Norman Rockwell painting that went missing from a Queens storage facility was reportedly recovered in Ohio by a private investigator.

A valuable Norman Rockwell painting that disappeared from a Maspeth storage facility last year has been recovered, police said.

The piece, entitled “Sport,” went missing from Grand Avenue’s WelPak Art Moving and Storage on Sept. 13. Painted in 1939, it was signed by the artist and was used as a Saturday Evening Post cover.

In May, the stolen oil painting was sold from a private collector for $1,085,000 at a Sotheby’s auction in New York, according to published reports.

Jean Gardner, a lawyer representing WelPak, told the Wall Street Journal that a private investigator recovered the painting in Ohio and that it was reportedly found undamaged. She also said no one has been charged in connection to its disappearance.

 

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