- Associated Press - Thursday, May 22, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - A Norman Rockwell painting of Boston Red Sox players has sold to a private buyer for $22.6 million.

“The Rookie (Red Sox Locker Room)” led the bidding Thursday at Christie’s auction of American art in New York.

“The Rookie” shows Hall of Famer Ted Williams and other seasoned veterans as an awkward newcomer arrives for spring training.

The painting appeared on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post in 1957. An anonymous owner acquired it in 1986. It remained in the same private collection since.

It was exhibited this month at Fenway Park and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. It was previously shown at the museum in 2005 and 2008 following Red Sox World Series victories.

Christie’s sold 115 pieces, netting $64 million.


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide