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After Grace Period, Bacigalupi Reveals Owner of Rockwell Painting

After Grace Period, Bacigalupi Reveals Owner of Rockwell Painting
Norman Rockwell’s “Saying Grace” sold for $46 million in December 2013, but no buyer has been identified. Alice Walton, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg are known, however, to be Rockwell collectors.

A little over a year ago, your Whispers staff speculated about the buyer of Norman Rockwell's “Saying Grace,” which sold for $46 million, a record for an American painting, in a December 2013 auction at Sotheby's.
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John Rogers Lakewood Mansion Sold for $1.3M

A couple last month bought the foreclosed Lakewood mansion of troubled North Little Rock businessman John Rogers.
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Solar Jobs Grow in US by 20 Percent in 2015

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