Last at-bat for Norman Rockwell’s ‘The Rookie’?
It’s possible that in less than a month, Norman Rockwell’s iconic painting “The Rookie (Red Sox Locker Room)” will disappear from public view. The cover illustration for the March 2, 1957, Saturday Evening Post is being auctioned by its anonymous owner at Christie’s May 22 and is expected to fetch at least $20 million. In the meantime, the Museum of Fine Arts, which displayed “The Rookie” in 2005 and 2008, will exhibit the locker room scene from April 29-May 4. The oil painting features Sox players Ted Williams, Frank Sullivan, Bill Goodman, and Jackie Jensen.