The labeler stops. Filing stops. And the phone goes unanswered-- EVERYTHING. This is one of those stories.
We mostly want to hide the story, for fear people might think they themselves are sitting on a goldmine...
A Costa Mesa, CA woman may have a Jackson Pollock on her hands.
Purchased originally as a thrift store joke, a retired long-haul trucker from California may be laughing all the way to the bank, a Montreal art restorer claims she may have the real deal, worth an estimated $100 million dollars.
"Teri Horton, 74, bought what she thought was a big old ugly painting as a joke for a friend in 1991. She paid $5, hauled it from her mobile home to her friend's trailer and they sat around and laughed at it. "We were going to go in the trailer and get her darts and throw darts at it, but we sat there and drank beer and never did get around to it," Horton said yesterday."
Pollock, an abstract expressionist, was one of the most famous painters in the world when he was killed in a car crash in 1956 at the age of 44.
Horton is scheduled to appear on the David Letterman Show Friday evening.
So we ask, what's the most amount of cash you got for one of your treasures? For John, it was about $5,000 for a ring from Pirates of the Caribbean, worn by actor Geoffrey Rush during the filming. What about you?
Read Francine Kopun's amusing Toronto Star article.
Picture above courtesy LA Times and Karen Tapia-Anderson.