A woman who bought a painting at a North Carolina Goodwill last spring was surprised to find out the item has been valued between $15,000 and $20,000, according to a Tuesday report.
Yahoo.com said Beth Feeback went with her husband to display their own artwork at an art fair in late April when she became chilly.
Feeback reportedly went to a nearby Goodwill store to get a throw and a pair of gloves when she spotted two large paintings.
She didn’t necessarily like the paintings, but thought they would be good canvasses to use so she could paint over them, according to the article.
The two paintings were reportedly $9.99 each.
The article said Feeback showed the pieces to a friend at the art fair who saw labels on the backs of them that read, “Weatherspoon Art Gallery. University of North Carolina- Greensboro.”
The friend apparently told her to look into the paintings before painting over them.
The artwork sat in Feeback’s art studio until mid-June when she decided to do some online research, according to Yahoo.
She looked up one piece done by the artist Ilya Bolotowsky and reportedly found a Wikipedia page.
The article said Feeback determined the painting could be worth something and contacted Sotheby’s in New York.
Sotheby’s reportedly valued the work, known as "Vertical Diamond", between $15,000 and $20,000 and asked her to send to painting.
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