Artist strikes it rich with very good Goodwill purchase7/24/2012
Although artist Beth Feeback is no stranger to selling art, her most recent major sale came from an unexpected place: the discount bin at Goodwill. The North Carolina native purchased a pair of large paintings from a second-hand store while looking for new canvasses to paint over for her own work. Upon returning home with her purchases, Feeback noticed a yellow sticker from the Weatherspoon Gallery at UNC-Greensboro indicating that the paintings belonged to Ilya Bolotowsky, a leading 20th-century painter. The abstract pieces didn’t fit Feeback’s tastes — she prefers to paint wide-eyed cats — but Sotheby’s has valued the works at $15,000 to $20,000. I’m not sure how much Feeback’s cats usually fetch on the market, but she may not want to paint over these canvasses just yet. [Source]
What’s the best thing you’ve ever found at a Goodwill?