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Storage auction yields million dollar payday on rediscovered Willem DeKooning.

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 This who-gets-hurt locker turned out to be a treasure chest.

A Chelsea gallery owner who blindly plunked down $15,000 for a storage locker only to find it held a trove of fine art made more than 100-times his investment at auction Sunday — with one piece alone fetching $1,000,000.

“I was hoping for the ‘M’ word,” said David Killen — and he got it when bidding for an untitled work by Dutch abstract expressionist Willem de Kooning closed for the cool million dollars at Killen’s West 25th Street gallery.

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