Can you guess the number one art find of 2012? If you've followed this blog for any amount of time you probably can.
Yep, that's right Action Comics No. 1.
While remodeling a house bought for $10,100, David Gonzalez ripped out a wall and found a pristine copy of the Man of Steel's first comic appearance. It has already been bid up to $113,000 and would be worth more except the cover got ripped after Gonzalez found the book. That rip dropped the book's value by $100,000. The last pristine copy of AC 1 sold for over $2 million.
Some other notable finds of 2012 according to HuffingtonPost.com are a lost Da Vinci found in a Scottish farmhouse, which if it turns out to be real, is estimated to be worth over $150 million. A $7 flea market find that led to the recovery of a stolen Renoir snatched six decades ago from the Baltimore Museum of Art and a painting titled "The White Owl" by William James, a pre-Raphaelite artist, was found in an attic and valued at over $113,000.
Found anything good at the flea market? The next time Grannie asks you to help her clean out the attic, you might want to think twice.