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Works by an obscure Armenian-American abstract impressionist discovered in a New York cottage have been appraised at $30 million.

In 2007, the new owner of a bungalow in Bellport, on Long Island, found thousands of paintings, drawings and journals by Arthur Pinajian in a garage and attic. News 12 Long Island says Peter Hastings Falk valued the works. He once appraised art from the Andy Warhol estate.

Some pieces already have sold for $500,000. Fifty of his landscapes are currently on exhibit at Manhattan's Fuller Building.

A recently published book by art historian William Innes Homer calls Pinajian's abstractions among the best of his era.

The run-down bungalow and one-car garage were purchased in 2007 for around $300,000.

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[quote name='Hum' timestamp='1362670835' post='595563918']
[size=4]The run-down bungalow and one-car garage were purchased in 2007 for around $300,000.[/size]
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That seems like a bargain now.

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I just can't imagine paying that much for any painting -- not even the [i]Mona Lisa[/i].

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[quote name='Hum' timestamp='1362761542' post='595566458']
I just can't imagine paying that much for any painting -- not even the [i]Mona Lisa[/i].
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That's probably why we'll never own one.

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