“Girl with Picnic Basket Going Swimming,” Norman Rockwell, 1929. Oil on canvas. Cover illustration for “The Saturday Evening Post,” June 15, 1929. ©1929 SEPS: Licensed by Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, IN. Gift from Jeanie Kull Low and John T.C. Low. From the permanent collection of Norman Rockwell Museum.

Originally broadcast on WAMC Northeast Public Radio, March 3, 2010:

STOCKBRIDGE, MA (WAMC) – As illustration art gains stature in the world of art collectors, original pieces are fetching millions of dollars on the open market. The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge has branded itself as the regional hub for illustration art, and since it’s getting harder and harder for the museum to actually buy original pieces, they have to get creative in order to offer fresh material to their visitors. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports that each new acquisition has its own story:

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