Robert Nappe put 10 of the former Iraqi dictator's pieces of art up for sale in his garage Saturday and Sunday.
Where did he get a hold of them you might ask? Nappe is the East Haven police officer who took a year off in 2004 to train Iraqi police officers. He bought them from guards who sold the artwork for $20 to $30 each, the New Haven Register reports.
The paintings were done by Iraqis and presented to Hussein as gifts. They include a portrait of a smiling Hussein alongside his half-brother, a depiction of Hussein cupping "the heart of God," an image of Hussein in robes that seems Jesus-like and a rendition of Hussein with a sword, slaying dragons - one with an American flag and one with a flag of England, the paper reports.
Nappe was charging between $400 and $600 for the paintings, but the bad news for Nappe is that nobody seems interested in the artwork. He didn't receive a single offer on any of the paintings.
"Maybe in a gallery in New York they're worth thousands," Nappe told The Register. "I have no idea. ... I would hope some day an Arab art gallery will pick them up and sell them for thousands."