Contact Us

Woman Buys Valuable Painting at Goodwill for $9.99

Woman Buys Valuable Painting at Goodwill for $9.99
ABC

When North Carolina resident Beth Feeback bought a painting for $9.99 at a Goodwill store, she had no idea she’d just scored a valuable work of art. Turns out, the painting was by a notable New York-based abstract artist and was worth in the range of $20,000.

According to Feeback, the painting was one of two that she purchased for under ten bucks each. Initially, she wasn’t impressed with the works of art and meant to paint over them. Feeback is an artist herself who specializes in — get this — pet portraits.

“I didn’t like them as paintings,” she said. “They were really ’70s kind of looking, but not ’70s in that fun, kitschy way…’70s in a different way that I don’t really enjoy. So I was like, ‘I’m going to paint big cat heads or whatever.’”

Eventually, Feeback discovered that one of the paintings was a work called “Vertical Diamond” by 20th century artist Ilya Bolotowsky and was worth a significant amount of money. The painting will go up for auction in September.

Feeback has been unemployed since 2008 and said the pricey painting is a godsend. “I have some medical issues and my unemployment ran out a long time ago. We have been dipping into our savings. I don’t know if this is a miracle, but it’s a pretty lucky find,” she said.

Beats cat heads, that’s for sure.

More from KIX 105

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://kxkx.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Better Country KIX 105.7 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on Better Country KIX 105.7 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!