The quiet hamlet of Bellport on Long Island’s South Shore has long been a weekend retreat for collector Si Newhouse, television’s Charlie Rose and Isabella Rossellini. Turns out it has also been the home of a large quantity of comic book artist/abstract expressionist Arthur Pinajian’s work, as the AP reports:
The new owner of the Bellport cottage found thousands of paintings, drawings and journals by Arthur Pinajian. News 12 Long Island saysWilliam Hastings Falk valued the works [at $30m.] He once appraised art from the Andy Warhol estate.
Some pieces already have sold for $500,000. Fifty of his landscapes are currently on exhibit at Manhattan’s Fuller Building.