Schiele found in thrift shop worth thousands
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