Woman buys art worth $9K at Goodwill for $12

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SHOREWOOD, WI – One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and one Wisconsin Goodwill store’s second hand art became another shopper’s pay-day.

Karen Mallet, of Shorewood, found that buying your goods at a discounted price doesn’t always mean you’re getting cheap stuff. Like a piece of art she saw on the Goodwill shelf, that she picked up for $12.34. The painting turned out to be a piece by Alexander Calder, a signed lithograph, number 55 of 75.

When Karen took it to an art appraiser in Chicago, she was told that little painting was worth $9,000!

Seems like she’s got a better eye for fine art than she initially thought.