Schiele found in thrift shop worth thou­sands

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A work found in a New York thrift

shop, Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity, has been iden­ti­fied as be­ing an orig­i­nal drawing by Egon Schiele. Cer­ti­fied as a gen­uine drawing by Jane Kal­lir, the world's leading ex­pert on Schiele, the drawing is now on sale for $US100,000-200,000. Kal­lir says the pic­ture was sketched by Schiele in 1918, not long be­fore he died in Vi­enna at age 28 in the Span­ish flu pan­demic. The girl in the pic­ture was one he used fre­quently as a model, and there are 22 other draw­ings iden­ti­fied of her, drawn by Schiele.

Above: Egon Schiele's pre­vi­ously un­known drawing Re­clin­ing Nude Girl (around 1918). Cour­tesy of Ga­lerie St. Eti­enne

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