I was at Goodwill the other day and I spotted this from a mile away.
OK, not a mile, but far away. It seemed to me that it could be real art. It just had that look. I got a little nervous thinking someone would get to it before me, but no one was the slightest bit interested.
When I got closer I saw that it had a signature and was numbered. All good signs, but still not positively "real" art. The frame and mat were ok, at least worth the $15 price tag, because this is big. And then, I turned to the back, and I saw it. The certificate of authenticity. This was getting better and better. I called my hubby and asked him to look up the name Lebadang on the internet (cause I forgot my nifty cell phone that could do that sort of thing.) He told me what he found. That is when I yelled "SHUT UP"!!!!! really loudly and everyone turned to stare.
Evidently, Lebadang was a Vietnamese artist who studied in Toulouse, France a long time ago and was pretty famous. Which means this
puppy lithograph is worth a little something something.
Finally, Art History class in college pays off.