Works by an obscure Armenian-American abstract impressionist discovered in a Long Island garage have been appraised at $30 million, The Associated Press reported.
The new owner of the Bellport cottage found thousands of paintings, drawings and journals by Arthur Pinajian. Some pieces already have sold for $500,000. Fifty of his landscapes are currently on exhibit at Manhattan's Fuller Building.
A recently published book by art historian William Innes Homer calls Pinajian's abstractions among the best of his era.
The bungalow was purchased in 2007 by Thomas Schultz.