Beth Feeback of Concord said she bought the painting, Ilya Bolotowsky's "Vertical Diamonds," because she planned to paint over it with her own art, but a friend encouraged her to look up the name of the artist on the back of the painting and have it appraised by experts, WCNC-TV, Charlotte, reported Tuesday,
The painting sold for $34,375 at Sotheby's New York, meaning Feeback will receive $27,000. She said the money will go toward paying off debts and improving her home.
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