Before he died, artist Arthur Pinajian told his family to just throw all of his old paintings into the garbage when he died. Well, his family didn’t follow his orders — and it’s a good thing they didn’t.
The family found thousands of paintings and works by the Armenian artist in the garage. And as it turns out, they are worth roughly $30 million.
“That’s what he said, ‘just let them go in the garbage,’” said Peter Pinajian, the artist’s cousin. “I kept saying, ‘how could you say that?’”