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Jackpot or Bust?

July 24, 2018

de Kooning

In case you missed it, news broke this week about a New York dealer who bought the contents of a storage locker in New Jersey for $15,000.  What did he get/find?  Supposedly 200 works of art, including six painting by Willem de Kooning and a host of other important pieces.

According to reports, the storage unit belonged to art conservator Orrin Riley (who died in 1986) and his partner Susanne Schnitzer (she died in 2009).  Could this be the find of the decade?  Maybe.  Guess we will soon find out.

Source: Gallery owner’s $15K gamble on storage locker pays off big time

Source: New York art dealer says he found six De Koonings in New Jersey locker