Copy Of Trump Taxes Found At Upstate New York Garage Sale
A secondhand reprint of a ‘wide eyed waif’ painting by Margaret Keane purchased at a Utica, New York garage sale was later found to conceal a copy of President Donald Trump’s most recent tax filings.
A spokesperson for the couple who bought the painting says the buyers wish to remain anonymous for “so, so many reasons. The returns themselves however, have been authenticated by a former Internal Revenue Service agent as well as an authority on chaos theory and a mathematician who specializes in abstract reasoning.”
Without going into specifics, as the documents are still being withheld from the public, the source said that as one of the experts reviewed the forms “she began to feel like she was going down a worm hole that became more and more disorienting with each entry. By the time she got to the last page her head was spinning like a top. It’s a piece of work that seems to defy known logic.”
The painting of a petulant child with freakish eyes is typical of Keane’s overbearing style and was said to have been purchased for seventy-five cents within the last three months. It was soon after the owners hung the picture in their den that it began to “weird out the occupants of the house. When the owners took it off the wall, the family dog began to tear it apart. As the pieces were being swept up, the returns were found wedged in the frame,” said the spokesperson.
The finding is reminiscent of the 1989 discovery of an original copy of the Declaration of Independence secured within a picture frame at a Pennsylvania flea market that later sold for nearly $2.5 million. Copies of Trump’s tax returns however, are considered to be of even greater value as no complete version of the president’s much anticipated filings have ever been released.
It still hasn’t been determined how the returns found their way into the painting and the White House has so far refused to comment on it. Nor has Trump shown himself to be a patron of the arts except for his own television shows and beauty contests. However, distorted images of reality such as Keane’s drawings, portraits of creepy clowns and depictions of dogs playing poker on a velvet canvas are popular in Queens, New York where the president grew up.
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