Norman Rockwell’s ‘Saying Grace’ Sets Auction Record for American Painting

saying graceAt Sotheby’s American Art auction today, Norman Rockwell’s Saying Grace sold for $46 million–high above its estimate of $20 million–setting a new record for an American painting. The sale had a selection of seven paintings by the artist from the estate of Kenneth J. Stuart Sr., Rockwell’s art editor at The Saturday Evening Post. Together, they made a total of $59.6 million.