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Michigan woman paid $250 for ‘Spongebob Squarepants’ painting

HOUGHTON LAKE, Mich., Nov. 22 (UPI) — A Michigan Twitter user claims his mother paid $250 for a painting he immediately recognized — from an episode of Spongebob Squarepants.

Twitter user @DANlEL7 of Houghton Lake tweeted a screenshot of a text message conversation with his mother where she reveals she purchased a painting for $250, “but the guy selling it said it could be worth $3,000 or more.”

Daniel accompanied the screenshot with a photo of the painting hanging in his family’s kitchen — a replica of a self-portrait painted by Squidward in the Spongebob episode “Artist Unknown.”

Squidward dubs the painting “Bold and Brash,” leading a buyer to respond: “More like belongs in the trash.”

Daniel’s tweet earned him several replies referencing the buyer’s line from the cartoon, leading him to post another photo of the painting, this time in the trash.

Source: Look: Michigan woman paid $250 for ‘Spongebob Squarepants’ painting – UPI.com