appraisal

FAKE OR FORTUNE?
A Double Whodunnit

FAKE OR FORTUNE? A Double Whodunnit

 

Fiona Bruce and Philip Mould investigate two rare portraits of black British subjects from the 18th and 19th centuries. Painted with extraordinary skill and sophistication, both pieces of art are highly unusual in their positive depiction of black sitters at a time when Britain was still heavily engaged in slavery. But this is also an intriguing double whodunnit. Who are the artists who broke with the conventions of the time to paint these exceptional works?

 

 

 

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
Desert Botanical Garden, Hour 3

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Desert Botanical Garden, Hour 3

 

Phoenix treasures heat up at the Desert Botanical Garden with a Hassan El Glaoui tempera painting made around 1970, a Line Vautrin Talosel mirror and a diamond horseshoe brooch from about 1900. One is appraised for $75,000.

 

 

 

FAKE OR FORTUNE?
Giacometti

FAKE OR FORTUNE? Giacometti

 

Twentieth-century sculptures are hot property in the art market. Alberto Giacometti’s Pointing Man figure sold for $141m at auction in New York in 2015, making it the most expensive sculpture ever sold. Could a stark, white square of plaster that has been passed down through an English family with art world connections be one of Giacometti’s earliest and most daring works?

 

 

 

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
Spokane, WA, Part 2 of 3

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Spokane, WA, Part 2 of 3

 

Discover fantastic finds in Spokane, including a 1961-1963 JFK archive, a grotesque face jug and Gone with the Wind sketches. Can you guess which is valued at $60,000-$80,000?

 

 

 

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
Desert Botanical Garden, Hour 2

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Desert Botanical Garden, Hour 2

 

Discover an oasis of Roadshow treasures at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, such as a Cartier jadeite pendant necklace, Kanye West original artwork from around 1995 and a 1906 Louis Akin chromolithograph. Learn which is $50,000-$75,000.

 

 

 

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
Desert Botanical Garden, Hour 1

 

Phenomenal Phoenix finds abound at the Desert Botanical Garden including Neil Armstrong-signed Apollo 11 Moon Landing photos, a Tongan war club made around 1800 and 1993 “Magic: The Gathering” beta cards. Which is appraised for up to $100,000?

 

 

 

FAKE OR FORTUNE?
Toulouse-Lautrec

FAKE OR FORTUNE? Toulouse-Lautrec

 

The team investigates four sketchbooks which may be the work of the young French master. Alain Brun is a French psychoanalyst who lives in Bordeaux. He was given the sketchbooks by his grandmother in the 1960s and she always maintained they were the work of Toulouse Lautrec. Alain sent them to the Lautrec committee to see if they could be authenticated. They came back saying that it was actually the work of Lautrec’s tutor, Princeteau. However, Princeteau experts have disputed this – saying they are far too good. The team searches for evidence to see if they can irrefutably link these sketches to the young Lautrec and change the committee’s mind.

 

 

 

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
Crocker Art Museum, Hour 3

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Crocker Art Museum, Hour 3

 

Roadshow is California dreamin’ with the discovery of treasures at Crocker Art Museum including a Marvel Silver Age comics collection, a Moglia micromosaic plaque of Beatrice Cenci made around 1870 and 1983-1999 Barack Obama letters. One is $85,000.

 

 

 

FAKE OR FORTUNE?
Nicholson

 

In 2006 Lyn Fuss bought a still life Glass Jug with Pears on Plates by celebrated British artist William Nicholson. William may have been overshadowed by his more famous son Ben Nicholson, but William’s paintings are very collectable and fetch high prices. Lyn paid £165,000 for her Nicholson. Then in 2011 Lyn was told her picture wouldn’t appear in the official catalogue raisonne of Nicholson’s work. The implication is it’s a fake and, as such, is worth next to nothing. Could there have been a mistake? This is a very personal journey for Lyn since she bought the painting from the gallery of her deceased aunt, who was an authority on Nicholson and wrote the previous catalogue raisonne. The team tries to establish if this is a genuine Nicholson. Lyn not only wants to establish if she has lost the 165, 000 investment but also hopes it’s a chance to clear her aunt’s name.

 

FAKE OR FORTUNE? Nicholson

 

 

 

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
Crocker Art Museum, Hour 2

 

See stunning Sacramento finds appraised at Crocker Art Museum including a 1981 “Raiders of the Lost Ark” prototype, a 1788 Elizabeth Shoemaker sampler and 1976 & 1977 Roy De Forest mixed-media artwork. Learn which is valued at $80,000-$120,000.

 

 

 

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