November 19, 2012
Goodwill auctioning off Dali etching
By QMI Agency
A Goodwill in Washington state is auctioning off an original, signed etching by surrealist painter Salvador Dali. The print "just showed up" in the store's donation stream, and had a certificate of authenticity attached to the back.
Tacoma Goodwill Industries is auctioning off the original print, titled "Reflection," or "Reflections," with a starting bid of $999.99, CBS News reports.
Staff sorting through donations noticed the signature on the front of the print and the certificate of authenticity and passed it along to the store's manager, CBS reported.
"It just showed up in our donation stream," Goodwill online sales manager Dylan Lippert told CBS.
The online sales department did some sleuthing and determined that the print is from Dali's series, "The Cycles of Life Suite."
The print is being sold framed and matted, and as of Monday morning, had a bid of $18,525 online. The auction closes Monday night.