On Jaunary 11, 1983, Bob Ross debuted his first episode of everyone's favorite painting show, "The Joy of Painting" on PBS, by painting "A Walk in the Woods." Ross went on to paint more than 400 pieces during the course of the show.
When it was first painted, "A Walk in the Woods" was sold to raise funds for a local PBS station and was displayed in the buyer's home for almost 4 decades. Last year, it was sold to Ryan Nelson, the owner of the Now Modern Artifact Gallery in Minneapolis. He has since listed it for the "not for sale" price of $9.89 million.
Nelson, apparently isn't expecting anyone to take him up on the outrageous price, but he said he's open to offers.
His publicist, Megan Hoffman said of him,
Ryan would prefer to take it out, tour it around to museums and things like that so people can enjoy it and appreciate it. He will take offers but he's not in a hurry to sell it.
But if you're really interested in owning a unique piece of art history and pop culture, what's $9.8 million in the grand scheme of things?
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