$5 Find Could Be $2 Million Andy Warhol Sketch
This $5 garage sale find could be an early sketch made by Andy Warhol around age 11.
A possible early Andy Warhol drawing has been discovered in an unlikely place.
English businessman Andy Fields purchased a drawing by legendary art patron Gertrude Stein at a Las Vegas garage sale for the astonishingly low price of $5, a notable find in and of itself. The seller's aunt had once babysat for Andy Warhol, and in the process of reframing the Stein drawing, Fields found what could be a drawing done by an adolescent Warhol.
The image is said to be of 1930s singer Rudy Valee, with bright red lips and sketched on a background of yellow, orange and green squares.
A value of over $2 million has been placed on the work, but the drawing has yet to be 100% authenticated.
Fields says he hopes the work will be put on display in a museum for all to see.