School Accused Of Driving Up Art Work Auction Price
DAVID GREENE, HOST:
And today's last word in business is finger painting.
A wealthy New York couple is suing their son's kindergarten, claiming they were tricked into paying $50,000 for a finger painting done by a group of five-year-olds - including their son.
RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:
The couple was out of town during the school's benefit auction, so they instructed a proxy to make sure they made the highest bid. They claimed that the school rigged the auction by having a first-grade teacher drive up the price.
GREENE: I mean I think you could argue that the painting was a steal. I mean most parents consider their children's artwork to be priceless. Don't they?
MONTAGNE: I think so. Yes.
GREENE: That's the business news from NPR News on MORNING EDITION. I'm David Greene.
MONTAGNE: And I'm Renee Montagne.