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.
Learn more about items discovered in Orlando, such as 1946 Einstein-signed photo and prints, an Agassiz pendant watch, ca. 1905 and a Chinese gold-splashed bronze vase, ca. 1850.
Journey to Orlando to learn more about vintage and antique items, including a 1965 NASA “Corned Beef” archive, a Korean painting titled “The Water Moon Viewing Guanyin,” and a 1918 WWI peach can label letter.
Travel to sunny Orlando for fantastic finds including: a pair of Joe Strummer’s boots, ca. 1979; Ned Hanlon championship pins and cufflinks, ca. 1895; and a 1941 Grant Wood lithograph.
Featured finds in Virginia Beach include a 1964 Cassius Clay signed promotional print, Abdullah Qandeel oil paintings, and an early 18th-century Chinese celadon vase.
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