Tri-State-inspired painting sells for more than $11 million

Norman Rockwell visits a country editor

A picture might paint a thousand dollars.

Thursday is proof that a painting can bring in more than $11 million.

This Spirit of the Tri-States brought to you by Continental Cement and Green American shows you how a Tri-State-inspired Norman Rockwell painting now has a new home.

Here's a look at a painting titled, "Norman Rockwell visits a country editor."

Today, Christie's Auction House in New York City auctioned the painting.

It sold for $11,589,000.

It features a long-time editor of the Monroe County Appeal.

In fact, you can see Monroe County Appeal on a window in the painting.

Norman Rockwell painted it using oil on canvas after visiting Paris, Missouri for a few days in 1945.

It was printed in the Saturday Evening Post in 1946.

The art was eventually donated to the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

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