UK man buys rare ‘sleep painting’ from Lee Hadwin for $1 and realises it’s actually worth $18k

An newbie artwork lover is ecstatic after he found the drawing he purchased from a market stall for 73p (A$1.25) was actually worth a staggering £10,000 (A$18,000).

Santiago Taute, 39, paid only one greenback for the colorful A3-sized work he noticed whereas looking a market in Ecuador in 2001.

He rolled it up and stuffed it in a field that went into storage along with his household in Spain when he moved to the UK in 2013, earlier than marrying British spouse Delia Taute, 31.

It remained in its field for 20 years earlier than being shipped to the UK not too long ago the place he obtained it out to indicate Delia.

Delia, an artwork fanatic who often attends galleries, thought it regarded similar to work by British artist Lee Hadwin – who she’d actually met at an exhibition years earlier.

The artwork was painted in Australia.
The art work was painted in Australia. Credit score: SWNS