Staff at Stony Brook Hospital in Southampton, New York, accidentally discovered a hidden repository of dozens of paintings from famous expressive art work in the twentieth century.
The newspaper "New York Post", that the hospital staff were looking for a place to store ventilation devices and the additional beds of patients, and they accidentally found more than a hundred old paintings.
"I was shocked when I saw her," said technical advisor Vincent Manzo. The aforementioned was the first expert to examine the paintings, drawings, and wood carvings by Willem de Koning, Alexander Calder, Robert Dash and other artists. Most of these artworks were drawn between 1950 and 1980.
The works found will be sold at Kaminski's auction. Their total price is estimated to be about one hundred thousand dollars, although some experts believe it could rise to a million. Proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Southampton Hospital and Historical Museum.
Most of these paintings are believed to have been donated to doctors, by artists who lived or worked in a location close to this medical institution. Stony Brook was then the only hospital in the area.