From Wrenches to the Sublime 12 artists whose original works, curated by Vincent Price, were sold by Sears & Roebuck. From 1962 to 1971, voracious collector and horror-film star Vincent Price acquired over 50,000 pieces of art for Sears & Roebuck, which were sold in catalogs and stores for accessible prices, their authenticity guaranteed. For example, Picasso’s “Girl With a Boat,” a 1938 canvas now in a Swiss museum, sold for $800, as did a painting by Piet Mondrian. Here, a partial list of the names whose work you could have scored while picking up a socket set. Rembrandt van Rijn, etching signed in the plate, $275 Alexander Calder, signed colored lithograph, $135 Marc Chagall, signed hand-colored etching, $300 Franciso Goya, etching, $110 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, lithograph signed in the plate, $265 Man Ray, signed colored lithograph, $95 Fernand Léger, signed colored lithograph, $100 Salvador Dalí, signed colored lithograph, $400 Pablo Picasso, signed lithograph, $275 James Abbott McNeill Whistler, etching signed in the plate, $40 Robert Motherwell, signed colored lithograph, $95 Sources: Sears & Roebuck catalogs for The Vincent Price Collection of Fine Art, Vincent Price Art & Artist Files, Smithsonian, Hirshhorn; Frick Collection Where to travel in 2019? The world's best secret restaurants? How to power-trip at work? Because life is always more manageable in list form, we've ranked, tallied and indexed everything from Instagram stars to the salaries of videogamers. 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