Accidental Fine Art on eBay
from the hmmmm dept
The NY Times has some in depth coverage on the story of a garage sale painting being sold for $135,000 on eBay. It seems some people believe this painting is actually by Richard Diebenkorn, the famous artist. However, the seller wouldn’t let people look at the painting. You would think, once he heard the rumors that it was a famous painting he would try to sell it through appropriate channels, especially since similar paintings have sold for millions of dollars. Update: A new story in the NY Times reveals a lot more including the fact that the guy lied about most of what he said concerning the painting, and has sold another painting over eBay where the buyer is threatening to sue him for fraud.