thrift store

A sunny day in the dunes by Johan Aarts
Dec 4 '18 12:00

Henk Laarmans experienced every bargain hunter's dream come true. He bought a painting for 75 euros at a thrift store, and then sold it for over 30 thousand euros on auction on Monday. The painting in question is 'A sunny day in the dunes' by Johan Aarts, RTL Nieuws reports.

After buying the pointillist painting at a thrift store, Laarmans took it to an art expert at Tussen Kunst and Kitsch, who told him he had something valuable in his possession.

Thrift store
Aug 24 '18 14:40

The number of thrift stores in the Netherlands increased by 7 percent last year - the third year in a row that this industry grew. Retail turnover increased by 4 percent last year, and the amount of items collected increased by 5 percent , according to the sector association for thrift companies BKN, NU.nl reports.

The Christmas holidays last year in particular were "unprecedentedly busy" for thrift stores, according to BKN. The association attributes this to the VPRO television series Het succes van de kringloopwinkel.

Self portrait by Piet Mondriaan, Circa 1900
Feb 10 '17 16:45

A painting believed to be the work of Dutch artist Piet Mondriaan was found among boxes of discarded furniture in a thrift store in Naarden. The painting of a withered sunflower shows strong resemblance to Mondriaan's earlier work, auctioneer Rob Mulders said to RTL Nieuws.

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