Norman Rockwell Santa Painting
A Norman Rockwell painting of a hard-working Santa Claus sitting on a stepladder sold for $2.17 million at Christie's. The painting, â€œExtra Good Boys and Girls,â€ is the original painting that was used to produce a Saturday Evening Post cover in 1939. It shows Santa checking his list of good little boys and girls and mapping his traditional Christmas Eve sleigh route. A world map is depicted in the background. Both the seller and the buyer remain anonymous. The buyer was someone from the U.S., who was present at Christie's Auction House in NY last week, for its sale of important American paintings, drawings and sculptures.