From a Glo.com story on Collecting
BY THE NUMBERS
Trey Speegle, an artist whose own work is inspired by vintage paint-by-number paintings, is also a collector of the vintage originals, from the 1950s and '60s. Speegle inherited his first couple of hundred from his late friend Michael O'Donoghue. The other 2,500 or so, Speegle amassed on his own. Nudes, Mona Lisa and Queen Elizabeth are some of the subjects coveted by the paint-by-number collecting community, with the Queen fetching over $5,000.
Though paint-by-numbers are considered kitschy by many, Speegle offers the counter-point that he transforms the vintage artwork by incorporating them into new pieces for a new perspective. When Speegle recently acquired 150 pieces in one fell swoop, he promptly reconfigured the lot to make an 8-by-16-foot mural entitled;Look With Wonder at That Which Is Before You.