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From Goodwill to an auction house: A lost Onderdonk painting is now up for grabs

Posted on AllSides June 18th, 2024
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A painting once headed for Goodwill could now sell for tens of thousands at an upcoming auction in Dallas. The work, Julian Onderdonk’s A Field of Bluebonnets, San Antonio, was a gift to an Illinois family back in 1922 and stayed in the family for decades before anyone realized its value. It was even packed into a truck headed for donation before the owner decided to keep it. The landscape is “a particularly stellar example from the acclaimed artist in his absolute prime,” according to a press release from Heritage...

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