Tuesday, October 23, 2007

speaking of upcycling

Finding a $1 million painting in the garbage is very unusual.

FBI agent James Wynne commenting on Elizabeth Gibson’s discovery of Rufino Tamayo’s Three People in the trash on the Northwest corner of Broadway and 72nd Street one March morning in One Person’s Trash Is Another Person’s Lost Masterpiece in this morning's New York Times.

Update: The BBC reported on 21 November that, indeed, the painting did manage to fetch $1M at auction.

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