A resident of the Netherlands became rich.
The Dutchman named Henk Laermans found on a thrift store painting of an unknown author and bought it for 75 euros. However, later it turned out that the real price of the landscape are much higher, reports the Chronicle.info with reference for Today.
Studying the purchase, the Dutchman thought that the old canvas with the monogram “A” in the corner and patches on the reverse side of the canvas can be a serious artistic value, and in any case showed the painting to experts.
It turned out that the author of the village scenery is a Dutch artist of the early twentieth century Johannes Aarts, better known for grim phantasmagoria.
At auction is a leading auction strongly heated, comparing Arts with van Gogh. Ultimately, the price exceeded “shop” for the 400th time. Took a picture of a collector from the Netherlands, who asked to remain anonymous.
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