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Norman Rockwell painting sells for millions

Sunday, December 02, 2012
Missing for decades, Norman Rockwells WWII masterpiece Willie Gillis: Package From Home has turned up at Chicago fine art auction house Susanins and will be sold December 1. Rockwells Rosie the Riveter sold at auction in 2002 for nearly $5 million. In 2006, Rockwells Breaking Home Ties fetched a record-setting $15.4 million from an anonymous buyer.

Missing for decades, Norman Rockwell's WWII masterpiece Willie Gillis: Package From Home has turned up at Chicago fine art auction house Susanin's and will be sold December 1. Rockwell's Rosie the Riveter sold at auction in 2002 for nearly $5 million. In 2006, Rockwell's Breaking Home Ties fetched a record-setting $15.4 million from an anonymous buyer. (PRNewsFoto/Susanin's)

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A Norman Rockwell painting sold for just under $3 million at a Chicago auction Saturday.

Susanin's Auctions in the South Loop said Rockwell's "Willie Gillis Food Package from Home" sold for $2.8 million. The painting first appeared on the cover of the "Saturday Evening Post" in 1941.

The identity of the buyer was not revealed.

The work has been hanging in a Chicago CEO's office since 1968.

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