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Rosie the Riveter Model Dead at 92

Mary Doyle Keefe posed for iconic Norman Rockwell painting

(Newser) - Mary Doyle Keefe, the model for Norman Rockwell's iconic 1943 Rosie the Riveter painting that symbolized the millions of American women who went to work on the home front during World War II, died Tuesday after a brief illness in Simsbury, Connecticut. She was 92. Keefe grew up in... More »

$46M Norman Rockwell Work Shatters Record

Sells for $46M, well above estimate of up to $20M

(Newser) - A Norman Rockwell painting titled "Saying Grace" sold at an auction yesterday for $46 million, a record for the Saturday Evening Post illustrator and for any work sold at an American art auction, Sotheby's said. Two people on the telephone bid against each other for nine minutes before... More »

$1M Rockwell Painting Missing

Police investigating in New York City

(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... More »

Obama Installs Racially Charged Painting

Norman Rockwell work includes racial epithet

(Newser) - The nation's first black president has hung a painting with the N-word outside the Oval Office, in a nod to the civil rights movement, reports Politico. President Obama last month had Norman Rockwell's "The Problem We All Live With" installed in the White House; the painting shows... More »

Wasilla More Gritty Strip Mall Than Palin Lets On

Candidate's hometown not as picturesque as she might have us believe

(Newser) - Sarah Palin talks about Wasilla, Alaska, as if her hometown were an all-American idyll painted by Norman Rockwell, pulsing with “honesty and sincerity and dignity.” In reality, “it's an unexceptional, gritty town, bisected by a four-lane highway,” Amanda Coyne writes in Newsweek. “Along the road,... More »

Rockwell Santa Painting Sells for $2.17M

Prices for magazine cover originals may be heading north

(Newser) - Straddling the line between art, illustration, and extravagant Christmas gift, Norman Rockwell's "Extra Good Boys and Girls" raked in $2.17 million at a Christie's auction this week. The painting, originally a 1939 Saturday Evening Post cover, didn't hit the $2.5 million to $3.5 million estimate, but... More »

New England Towns Mint Local Bucks

But utopian experiment faces some hurdles: like paying the bills

(Newser) - A cluster of towns in Western Massachusetts has created its own currency—BerkShares. The banknotes, which trade for 90 cents on the dollar, feature local heroes like Norman Rockwell and are accepted as cash at 280 cafés, shops, and even the local "chakra balancing" joint.  More »

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