A Man Picked Up This Painting Of Jesus In A Thrift Store. Then Later It Sold For A Staggering $135K

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Image: Facebook/Paul Beaty

Beaty also put some effort into identifying someone to sell the paintings on to. Then, after a couple of years of effort and a chance encounter, he found somebody to take the artworks off his hands. And although the paintings had been found in a thrift store, they would earn Beaty an impressive amount of money.

Image: Facebook/Paul Beaty

Beaty, you see, has developed quite an eye for antiques and historical keepsakes over the years. The Chicago-based photographer collects interesting items of old Americana as a sideline, in fact. Indeed, a visit to his apartment in the north of the city reveals an abode lined floor to ceiling with such memorabilia.

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Image: Facebook/Paul Beaty

As well as thrift stores, Beaty also scours dustbins, alleyways and even derelict areas for interesting artifacts. And in his scavenging, he has developed a pursuit that he regards as urban archaeology. Perhaps due to his skills as a photographer, he has developed an ability to see beauty where others see only trash.

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