Four years ago, Elizabeth Gibson was walking her dog in New York's Upper West Side when she came across a painting lying in some trash. Thinking it was too "powerful and beautiful" to be in the trash, she took it home.
Turns out that it's a painting done by famed Mexican artist, Rufino Tamayo, and had been stolen some 20 years ago. She returned it to it's rightful owners and is receiving a $15,000 reward, plus a percentage of the auction price.
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