News Painting found in French attic is $137 million Caravaggio

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  1. kinneyjames

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    [​IMG] http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/french-attic-caravaggio_us_570d4a4ce4b0836057a2a467



    PARIS (Reuters) - A painting found in the attic of a house in southwest France two years ago was attributed to the Italian master Caravaggio by private French experts who hailed its discovery on Tuesday as a great event in the history of art.

    The work, which depicts Biblical heroine Judith beheading an Assyrian general, was found by the owners of a house near Toulouse as they investigated a leak.

    It could be worth 120 million euros ($137 million), the Eric Turquin art expert agency said in a statement.

    The painting is thought to have been painted in Rome in 1604-1605 by Michelangelo Merisi, known as Caravaggio, and is in exceptionally good conditions, Eric Turquin said, despite having been forgotten in the attic for probably more than 150 years.

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    Nice Score!! I found a couple rare Popeye and Snow White cartoon cells under a board in my house while I was remodeling. But not as valuable as that..
     
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    Any Baba Booey's?
     
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    I wish!! They are pretty cool though. I would really like to find the value of them, but have no idea where to go!
     
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    That's a lot for a used painting.
     
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    I don't know about you, but the girl in the black dress is definitely not guilty! Did broads really look that pasty back then?
     
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    Even worse. He got the skin tone wrong. I'd give $50 for the frame.
     
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    Still do. The balls on the throat, however, have since gone away.
     
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    love when pieces of history are found in some random places and by accidents.
    But also would love to know the history, the origin of the painting and how it ended up in that house.

    And also makes me jealous , I wish I could find something like that
     
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    Poor. It's not "colon road" photography.
     
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    Thanks!! I just went and snapped a pict of this one. If by chance you may know what this is please let me know. It's a cell, but it's like a negative. I had to put it up to the window so you can see it. [​IMG]
    Peace and Love!!
     
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    shit Marge, it's a Caravaggio!
     
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    Harrison Ford just sold his jacket from Force Awakens for 191k
    Cool jacket!

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    Based on the recent auction results I would estimate $50-150 for it.

    It is very cool, though given that he's kicking Blutos ass. You could have it professionally matted and framed for your enjoyment. Maybe an acrylic shadow box?
     
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    Hate to sound pretentious but Caravaggio is my fave artist :hersh:
     
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    Well, next to banksy, of course
     
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    What you know about Ramo?
     
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    ...my first thought when i looked at the pic was wow that painting is in really good condition.