Norman Rockwell’s “Saying Grace” Reached $46 Million at Auction

Norman Rockwell’s painting “Saying Grace” sold for $46 million at Sotheby’s American Art auction. That was a record for works by the late artist and for a single American painting. The 1951 oi which depicts a boy praying with an elderly woman in a crowded restaurant, was originally estimated to go for $20 million before the auction.

The Norman Rockwell painting titled Saying Grace has sold at an auction for a record $46 million

The other top two Rockwell sales were “The Gossips,” sold for just under $8.5 million, and, “Walking to Church,” fetched a little more than $3.2 million. The three paintings, which had long been displayed in a Massachusetts museum named for the artist, were among 10 Rockwell works sold at auction. Seven of Rockwell’s paintings sold at auction came from the family of Kenneth J. Stuart Sr., a longtime friend of the artist, and art editor at The Saturday Evening Post, and nearly totaled $60 million, according to Sotheby’s.

The previous auction record for an American artwork was set in 1999, when George Bellows’ painting “Polo Crowd” sold at Sotheby’s for $27.7 million.

The Norman Rockwell painting titled Saying Grace has sold at an auction for a record $46 million

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Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.


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