After watching Who the $&% Is Jackson Pollock? you decided art was your calling.
If some lady could pay $5 for a painting from a thrift store and gain an artistic treasure worth millions (and a documentary to boot), then surely, you could too. It was a foolproof plan, right? And it was pretty easy—you just had to stop by every thrift store in the tri-state area. You had to battle Instagram influencers and YouTube content creators for parking, but luckily, they were only interested in dated clothing on the racks.
There are a lot of weird art pieces in used-clothing stores, but you had the skill to filter though the fakes. After one Google search, you trained your meticulous eye to catch the minute details of classical technique. Only amateurs can’t tell the difference between a random assortment of shapes and the surrealist stylings of Dali.
Although… sometimes you weren’t that sure, either. On the bright side, the pieces were under ten bucks, so what was the harm in buying them just in case?
After combing through stores in your surrounding area and getting weird looks from various cashiers, you’ve already found a few hidden masterpieces. Just yesterday, you came across a canvas with the most beautiful Japanese cherry blossoms you’ve ever seen. Some might believe the faded coloring and condition of the painting mean it made its way through several doctor’s offices, but you know the truth—it could be vintage and worth lots of money.
It’s too bad your uncultured girlfriend doesn’t agree. She took one look at it and said, “That’s a paint-by-the-numbers kit I saw at Target!” She was especially rude when it came to your Van Gogh “Starry Night” piece. Apparently, it’s “impossible” for it to be the true original. After she scoffed at the spattered colors of your very own Pollock-find, you had to stop telling her about your collection. Jealousy is a killer in this industry…
You very well could have some fakes, but only time will tell. It’s all about the long game. As any good collector knows, you’ll need a place to store your newfound gems until they’re ready to see the light of day again. Lucky for you, StorBox offers temperature-controlled units that are perfect to preserve your beauties. And with 41 security cameras and daily security logs and checks, you know your paintings are safe.
For unit prices, call (626) 407-3439 or visit us at 2233 East Foothill Blvd. in Pasadena. Happy hunting!