While watching the 1999 Geena Davis movie Stuart Little with his daughter, Hungarian art historian Gergely Barki was shocked when he noticed a long lost masterpiece painting from Robert Bereny entitled Sleeping Lady With Black Vase in the background of one scene. He paused the movie to take a closer look and he realized he was onto something. He contacted the assistant set dresser who worked on the film who had bought the painting in Pasadena, California during pre-production of the film in 1998 for a rock bottom price of $500. Once shooting wrapped, the painting was sold to a private collector for half that price. Now that it’s been discovered, the painting is set to hit the auction block with an estimated price tag of $325,000. The painting went missing in the 1920s and had been lost ever since. (Photo by Getty).
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