In a controversial move, the Berkshire Museum recently decided to auction several of its works of art, including Shuffleton’s Barbershop, one of Norman Rockwell’s most unusual paintings. Rockwell’s family has objected to the sale, as have numerous art and museum organizations. After painting the image for the Saturday Evening Post for their April 29, 1950, cover, Rockwell donated the original painting to the museum. Sotheby’s, who will be auctioning this other works from the museum in November, estimates that Shuffleton’s Barbershop will sell for between $20 million and $30 million.
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