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From WSJ: You too can own a Warhol or a Renoir — if you’re okay with postage-size art and napkins:

Small items — overlooked gems, dashed-off scribbles, even scraps artists may have assumed were headed for the garbage — are increasingly being auctioned off to an eager and growing audience.

In the last year, a Florida couple successfully bid on their first work of art — a postage-stamp sized sketch by Pierre-Auguste Renoir — for $6,250. At another auction, a signed napkin Andy Warhol covered with squiggly lines fetched $1,395. For less than $4,000 each, collectors nabbed a Pablo Picasso ceramic bowl emblazoned with a bullfighter and letters Henri Matisse adorned with fanciful doodles.

Photo: Allegra

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