'Antiques Roadshow': Man finds fortune with pop art piece
On "Antiques Roadshow," a man brought in a screen print his parents bought for him as a child -- and he expected at least $50,000 for it. That turned out to be a very low estimate.
APPRAISER: "I would suggest you have a replacement value on this of $300,000 dollars."
GUEST: "Well thank you, and thank you for the good news."
Roy Lichtenstein, the artist of the screen print, became a leading figure in the new art movement in the 1960's along with other famous artists like Andy Warhol. His work was heavily influenced by both popular advertising and the comic book style. The appraiser was shocked at how well-maintained the piece was, calling it Lichtenstein's first, most important pop art print. It might've been the best print he'd ever seen.