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ARI on the hunt for stolen Norman Rockwell paintings

According to a theft alert released August 24, Art Recovery International (ARI) is searching for two stolen Norman Rockwell paintings.

Boy Holding Screaming Baby (Big Brother’s Dilemma)

Boy Holding Screaming Baby (Big Brother’s Dilemma)

The first stolen painting is Rockwell’s oil on canvas Boy Holding Screaming Baby (Big Brother’s Dilemma), 1921, which measures 61 x 50.8 cm. The second is the much later and smaller oil on canvas Waiting for the Art Editor, circa 1970, which measures 28.5 x 26 cm.

The oil paintings were purchased by the owner at auctions in the United States in 1993 and 1999, respectively. Boy Holding Screaming Baby (Big Brother’s Dilemma) appeared on the cover of the July 9, 1921 issue of The Saturday Evening Post. The second painting, circa 1970, was intended for the Post cover but never used.

The two paintings were stolen from a private office in Toronto, nearly 20 years ago, and have not yet resurfaced.

Waiting for the Art Editor

Waiting for the Art Editor by Norman Rockwell

Anyone with information about the stolen paintings should contact Art Recovery International investigator Christopher A. Marinello at, or via telephone at (office) +44 (0) 203-763-3540 or (mobile) +44 (0) 7702-206-913.

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