Imagine you’re cleaning the attic and you run across a painting and think, “Hey, that’s a pretty picture. Wonder if it’s worth anything?”
…..and the you find out IT’S AN ORIGINAL VAN GOGH!!
Turns out this painting, “Sunset at Montmajour” had originally been owned by Van Gogh’s brother, sold to an art dealer, and then ended up in the hands of a Norwegian collector, who was told it was a fake. The collector shoved the painting up in the attic, where it sat until the current owners purchased it and found out it was real.
Officials wouldn’t assign a value, but a Van Gogh painted the same year sold for $40 million in 1987.