who’s ever watched the “Antiques Road
Show” dreams of picking up an item for
a few bucks at a garage sale or a thrift
store and finding out it’s worth millions.
retired truckdriver Teri Horton of Costa
Mesa, CA, that dream just came true.
Associated Press reported July 18
that a painting Horton picked up for $5
roughly 11 years ago may be the work of
famed artist Jackson Pollock … and if
it is, it’s worth millions.
expert says the painting has one of Pollock’s
fingerprints on it, although other experts
have not yet confirmed the artwork’s origin.
For herself, Horton described her find
in less than flattering terms to The
AP, saying it looks like a splattering
was a leader of the Abstract Expressionist
movement who died in 1956. He studied
early in his career under regionalist
painter Thomas Hart Benton. The American
Museum of Beat Art in California explains
that Pollock’s work, like the painting
found in California, typically uses a
“drip and splash” style, often pouring
paint directly from the can.
the discovery of the painting’s possible
worth, Horton’s opinion of it has changed
still think it's ugly," Horton, 70,
told AP. "But when I look
at it now, I see dollar signs."