A MAN has sold a Picasso ‘reproduction’ for 500 times what he paid for it.

Zachary Brodish handed over just $14 (€11) for the poster at a charity shop in the United States before discovering it was an original.

When he got home, he began to inspect some faded red writing in the corner – which to his surprise turned out to be a signature scrawled by the man himself.

“I got a stronger magnifying glass out and determined that, ‘Holy cow! It’s really a Picasso,’”, the unemployed 46-year-old said.

Brodish later sold the poster, a linocut advertising a 1958 ceramics exhibition, to a collector for $7,000 (€5,500).