$1M Rockwell Painting Missing
Police investigating in New York City
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 9, 2013 2:03 PM CDT
This undated photo provided by Sotheby's in New York shows a Norman Rockwell painting, "Sport," that has gone missing.   ((AP Photo/Sotheby's))

(Newser) – The New York Police Department is investigating after a Norman Rockwell painting was discovered missing from a Queens storage facility. The 1939 painting had just changed hands; an Alabama man bought it for $1 million during an auction in New York in May. Police say it disappeared last month from Welpak Art Moving and Storage in Ridgewood, Queens. The work, titled "Sport," depicts a fisherman wearing a yellow rain jacket and smoking a pipe.