Thursday, November 1, 2007

This SHIT Never Happens To Me

I'm going to start shopping around in old junkyards and flea markets - all these people with random paintings and art worth thousands or MILLIONS just laying around in their walls or couches. Come on! Happen to me!

Anyways, a Berlin student who bought a second-hand sofa bed at a flea market recently learned she had been sitting on a small fortune when she found a baroque painting hidden inside the couch. The artwork fetched $27,660 after the student discovered it stashed between the folding sections of the couch she had paid 300 bones for last year.

Experts believe the work, titled "Preparations for the flight to Egypt," was painted between 1605 and 1610 by an unknown artist with ties to Venetian painter Carlo Saraceni.

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