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.
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.
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.
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.
Travel to Palm Springs, CA, and see objects like Charles Schreyvogel’s oil “A Lone Horse,” Disneyland hand-colored architectural elevations, ca. 1954, and a 1982 Bob Mackie beaded gown, made for Brooke Shields.
Discover the art, life and enduring impact of Tyrus Wong, the renowned Chinese American painter behind Walt Disney’s Bambi. The film features interviews with Wong’s daughters and fellow artists and designers, along with never-before-seen film clips and artwork.
Host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Stuart Whitehurst visit Phoenix’ Hall of Flame Museum, home to the largest collection of fire-fighting materials in North America.