A British businessman is said to have stumbled on a never-before-seen Andy Warhol sketch at a US art sale – picking it up for less than $5.
The 1930s sketch was hidden among other items Andy Field bought in Las Vegas, The Sun newspaper reported.
The signed work is thought to have been etched by Warhol when he was either ten or 11.
Experts have hailed it the earliest known example of the late American’s Pop Art.
And the value? A cool $2m on a formal valuation but it could go for a lot more than that.
Despite the possibility he could sell and cash in, Mr Field says he has no plans to sell the piece he found in 2010.
“It moves the birth of Pop Art back two decades, showing Warhol was already doing that sort of stuff at a far younger age,” he told The Sun.
“I’m not interested in the financial gain for now. It’s only right that great art should be shared.”
The figure in the drawing is 1930s singer and actor Rudy Vallee. The seller was a drug abuser who told Andy his aunt had been a carer for Warhol in his youth.