The New York Times reports that a recently purchased Norman Rockwell painting has gone missing from its Queens, NY storage facility:
Though the painting is not one of the artist’s most famous works, it sold for $1,085,000 at a Sotheby’s auction in New York City on May 22. The police declined to identify the owner of the painting, which was sold from a private collection in Birmingham, Ala.
The painting was found to be missing from Welpak Art Moving and Storage in Queens on the evening of Sept. 13, the police said. The warehouse, at 58-60 Grand Avenue in Maspeth, provides shipping and storage services for museums, art galleries and private collectors, according to its Web site.