Thrift Store Painting Worth Millions
Expects $90 Investment to Profit Millions
Ray Riley is an art collector from Huston, Texas. He thinks he may have made the find of a lifetime.
While many passed by the painting, it hung on the walls of the thrift store for over 100 days, Riley snapped it up, paying a whopping $90 for the work.
That may seem like a lot for a thrift store painting, but his intuition might have been spot on.
“I decided to take it out of the frame and saw the letters spelling out p-o-l-k-e,” Riley told ABC News. “I got very nervous and started trembling. I ended up hiding the painting for a couple weeks.”
He believes that p-o-l-k-e refers to Sigmar Polke, a famous German painter.
The piece is being authenticated and once that is done it will no doubt be up for auction.
If deemed a real Polke, the painting could sell for $2-7 million at auction.
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