• An Oil Sketch Covered in Bird Poop Is Expected to Garner Millions at Auction

    9 days ago - By Hypebeast

    Back in 2002, New York art collector Albert B. Roberts stumbled upon an oil painting with bird droppings scattered over it and believed it to be a genuine piece by Flemish Baroque artist, Anthony van Dyck. Roberts paid $600 USD to acquire the sketch and had it authenticated in 2019 by art historian Susan Barnes, who deemed it “surprisingly well-preserved” and an "impressive and important find that helps us understand more about the artist's method as a young man." Sotheby's recently acquired the sketch by Roberts' estate after his death in 2021 and will feature it in its upcoming Masters...
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