The new owner said he was not going to get rid of the find yet.
An American named Brian, who makes a living finding things in thrift stores for a penny that are actually worth thousands of dollars, shared his next luck.
In one of the commissions he bought a painting worth $3. Later it turned out that it costs 2500 times more.
Paying attention to the unassuming watercolor, Brian realized that he had seen similar works somewhere before. Realizing immediately that it was not a copy, he purchased the painting and began his own investigation.
It turned out that the watercolor was painted by the artist John Clark. Brian contacted him and the author confirmed the authenticity of the work, written by him more than 20 years ago in the Cayman Islands.
Clark’s works sell today for an average of $7,000 (more than 0.5 million rubles) per canvas. Thus, an attentive buyer got a real treasure for next to nothing.
The new owner said he would not dispose of the find yet, but would add it to his own art collection, made up of expensive paintings he bought for pennies on commission.
In the US, regular commission items are not items resold by owners, but donations. That is, with the same photo of Clark, someone broke up for no reason.
– I’m surprised. It’s crazy that people put stuff like that in donation bins. wonders the treasure hunter.