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Connecticut mechanic finds art worth millions in dumpster at abandoned barn | Art

Paintings and other artwork found in an abandoned barn in Connecticut turned out to be worth millions of dollars.Notified by a contractor, Jared Whipple, a mechanic from Waterbury, retrieved the dirt-covered pieces from a dumpster which contained materials from a barn in Watertown.Whipple later found out the works were by Francis Hines, an abstract expressionist who died in 2016 at 96 and had stored ...

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CT man found abandoned art pieces by Francis Hines in a barn 5 years ago and is set to make MILLIONS

A Connecticut mechanic who found dozens of abandoned art pieces by Francis Hines - an artist famously known as 'New York's wrapper' - in a barn five years ago and is now set to make millions off the pieces. In September 2017, Jared Whipple, 40, of Waterbury, received a phone call from his contractor friend George Martin, 47, of Naugatuck, about large canvases with painted ...

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Matanzas: The rebirth of Cuba’s abandoned cultural hub

"It used to be a garage," Adrián Socorro told me as he opened the large doors of El Garabato, his art studio on Calle Narváez beside the San Juan River. "Then, around the time that Matanzas was preparing for its 325th anniversary in 2018, the city historian finally approved my project and I moved in." Inside was a warehouse-like room littered with the paraphernalia ...

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Treasure trove of paintings by ‘female Picasso’ loved by the Queen Mother are uncovered in abandoned garage in London

A TREASURE trove of royally-approved artwork found in a lock-up garage after 17 years is expected to raise an “unlimited” fortune. Shockwaves have been sent through the global art world after the discovery of 68 paintings by late Brit abstract star Sharon Gee - dubbed “the female Picasso”. 7'Female Picasso', late artist Sharon Gee 7Sharon Gee's White Lace is in the Royal Collection Among fans of ...

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‘Orphanage for abandoned art’ yields a masterpiece | Greene County

HUDSON — The phrase “hidden in plain sight” usually applies to hole-in-the-wall restaurants or little-known hiking trails, not centuries-old fine artwork found in a barn in Kinderhook with bird droppings on the back.But that’s exactly how it happened for 90-year-old art collector Albert Roberts, who bought an oil sketch for $600 that turned out to be a never-before-seen early work of 17th-century Flemish painter ...

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Hardware Goods, Once Abandoned, Now Contemporary Art by Theaster Gates – ARTnews.com

What does a hardware store want? What do the house numbers, light bulbs, PVC pipes, mop heads, metal bolts, sandpaper sheets, and thousands of other items that constitute its merchandise need? What can they do? Theaster Gates has long engaged in projects that seem to ask these sorts of questions about objects and spaces, especially as they fall out of use: an abandoned Huguenot ...

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From abandoned to art in eight weeks: How street artists transformed one of Canberra’s dilapidated buildings

What was once barren brick walls covered in scrawls of graffiti and surrounded by long grass is now a bold and bright representation of Canberra's local culture and history.After sitting unused for 14 years, Canberra street artists have turned the old Police and Community Youth Clubs (PCYC) building in Turner into a work of art.A group of 26 artists have spent the last eight ...

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Beautification Project Adds Art to Camden’s Abandoned Buildings

New artwork is going up around Camden, New Jersey and it’s all part of a beautification project. For the “Camden Is Bright Not Blight” campaign, Camden-based artist Erik James Montgomery produced 100 boards featuring photo portraits of various Camden residents of all ages and backgrounds along with their personal quotes about what “Camden is…”The art installation will cover the typical wood boards found covering vacant ...

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Rembrandt ‘fake’ abandoned in museum basement 40 years ago is likely real, investigation finds | The Independent

A “fake” Rembrandt, which was left in a museum basement for nearly 40 years after it was deemed inauthentic, may in fact be real.Head of a Bearded Man was bequeathed to Oxford’s Ashmolean museum in 1951, but was consigned to the museum’s basement when a leading Rembrandt authority decided it was an imitation.The Rembrandt Research Project, which viewed the painting in 1981, argued that ...

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