Is There a Reason World-Class Pictures Keep Showing Up in the Trash?
You may remember when, late last year, a Rufino Tamayo painting that was salvaged from the sidewalks of New York sold at Sotheby’s for $1 million. Then, a few weeks ago, a popular UK radio personality admitted that his Damien Hirst “spot” picture may have accidentally gone to a thrift shop. Now we read these stories about a Baltimore Goodwill shop where the volunteers flagged a donation as too good to be sold. It turned out the Edouard-Leon Cortes canvas (shown) was worth $40,000 at auction.
$40,000 Painting Left at Goodwill (Baltimore Sun)