aA
A work of art by Lithuanian famous artist Kazys Varnelis has been found in the United States after being considered lost for nearly 50 years, the National Museum of Lithuania reported on Wednesday.
Amerikiečiai Steve (kairėje) ir Robert (dešinėje) tik neseniai aptiko, kad garaže beveik penkerius metus laikytas paveikslas - tai optinio meno meistro Kazio Varnelio darbas
Amerikiečiai Steve (kairėje) ir Robert (dešinėje) tik neseniai aptiko, kad garaže beveik penkerius metus laikytas paveikslas - tai optinio meno meistro Kazio Varnelio darbas
© Asmeninio albumo nuotr.

According to the museum, two American collectors kept the work of art, known by the title ‘Quiz' and created back in 1973, in a garage of their home in Chicago for five years without knowing its true value.

Before that, the painting of an unusual shape was found near a garbage container.

Two weeks ago, the Americans discovered that the work of art had been created by the Lithuanian master of optical art and took to Instagram to share the story, which was read by Aiste Bimbiryte-Mackeviciene, art expert with the museum.

“The discovery of this painting is a real surprise, a quiz, nothing less than a puzzle,” she said in a press release adding that the work of art had been displayed at Varnelis’ personal exhibition in Milwaukee back in 1974.

According to the museum, Quiz may be worth more than 10,000 euros. How a work of art of such value ended up near a garbage container in Chicago remains a mystery.

The Americans do not intend to sell the painting for now but consider lending it after some restoration.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.

Ministry regrets over subsidies paid to promoters of Russian singers’ concerts

Daina Urbanaviciene, Lithuanian Deputy Minister of Culture and former chair of the Lithuanian Council...

Church leaders reverse decision to resume public services

Lithuanian Catholic Church leaders have reversed their decision to reopen churches for public worship,...

MO museum in Vilnius creates outdoor installation to inspire citizens (1)

When the global pandemic caused massive shutdowns, artists and museums were forced to find new ways to...

Churches won't hold public prayers until January 10 (1)

Lithuanian churches are extending the existing restrictions, introduced to bring the coronavirus...

Work of art by Lithuanian artist found in US after considered lost for nearly 50 years (1)

A work of art by Lithuanian famous artist Kazys Varnelis has been found in the United States after...

Top news

R. van Voren. Trump, and his curious Russian support

Now that Trump has settled in his opulent “palace” on the Florida coast and, consequently, the...

Dulkys: lockdown could be extended until early March

Lockdown in Lithuania could be extended until early March and the relaxation of restrictions will...

Paluckas resigns as chairman of Lithuanian Social Democratic Party

MP Gintautas Paluckas is resigning as chairman of the Lithuanian Social Democratic Party (LSDP), the...

Lithuanian researchers propose a combination of methods to improve the efficiency of anticancer medication

Application of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound in combination with microbubbles might enhance the...

Agnieszka de Sousa | D+

Bugs Head for European Menus After Mealworms Get Green Light

Insects just moved a step closer to European dinner plates.