Painting – Covered in Poop – Sells for Big Dough – Guess How Much… Doh!
February 1, 2023 11:00AM CST
Painting Covered in Poop Sells for Three Million Dollars
From “doh!” to “dough!“: A large oil painting titled “A Study for Saint Jerome,” by Sir Anthony Van Dyck, sat in a New York farm shed – and collected bird droppings – before it was discovered by art collector Albert B. Roberts.
Roberts purchased the work for just $600 in 2002. But Roberts passed away in 2021. And, last Thursday, his estate sold the work for $3.1 million.
A portion of the sale’s proceeds will go to the Albert B. Roberts Foundation, which provides financial support for artists and charities.
There’s more to the story, here: (newser) Do you clean it? How much will that cost, if you do?