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INDEPENDENT LENS
My Country No More

INDEPENDENT LENS: My Country No More

 

Between 2011 and 2016, oil drilling in rural North Dakota reached its peak, setting off a modern-day gold rush in the quiet, tight-knit farm town of Trenton, North Dakota, population less than 1000. With billions of dollars to be gained in an industry-friendly state with a “reasonable regulation” climate, small towns like Trenton became overwhelmed by an influx of workers, and countless acres of farmland were repurposed for industrial development. Through the voices of Trenton’s residents, My Country No More challenges the notion of “progress” and questions the long-term human consequences of short-term approaches to land use, decisions that ultimately affect all Americans, rural and urban alike.

 

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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?

 

 

 

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
Churchill Downs Racetrack, Part 3 of 3

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Churchill Downs Racetrack, Part 3 of 3

 

Giddy up for great appraisals at Churchill Downs Racetrack, including a Chinese gilt bronze Bodhisattva, CA. 1650, a Nicolai Fechin oil portrait, and an 1861 Fred Kaiffer caved holly sewing box. Which one is valued at $60,000-$150,000?

 

 

 

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
Philbrook Museum, Part 2 of 3

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Philbrook Museum, Part 2 of 3

 

Experience outstanding Oklahoma appraisals at Philbrook Museum of Art, such as a Charles Wilda ‘The Hour of Prayer’ oil, a 1950 Gibson SJ-200 guitar and a baroque bureau brise from about 1690. Learn which is a $30,000-$50,000 find.

 

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ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
Hotel del Coronado, Part 3 of 3

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Hotel del Coronado, Part 3 of 3

 

Wrap up ROADSHOW’s three-part visit to Hotel del Coronado with even more fantastic finds such as a Dr. Seuss-illustrated program and drawing, Seth Kinman’s Colt Model 1851 presentation pistol, and a 1920 John Fery oil. Which is appraised for $50,000?

 

 

 

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
Hotel del Coronado, Part 2 of 3

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Hotel del Coronado, Part 2 of 3

 

Discover covetable California items appraised at Hotel del Coronado like a 1915 San Diego Exposition poster, a Joan Crawford archive from around 1940 and a Margaret Bourke-White photograph of Gandhi. Guess which is valued at $40,000-$50,000.

 

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ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
Hotel del Coronado, Part 1 of 3

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Hotel del Coronado, Part 1 of 3

Katy Kane (left) appraises a Fortuny Delphos gown, ca. 1920, at Hotel del Coronado in Coronado, Calif.PHOTO CREDIT: PHOTO BY LUKE CRAFTON FOR WGBH, (C) WGBH 2018

 

Check into Hotel del Coronado to see sensational ROADSHOW finds at a stunning seaside setting, such as a 1962 Baldessari oil “Sign for Rothko & Albers,” a Fortuny Delphos gown, and a “Kitchen Debate” table with a signed Nixon photo. Which is $90,000?

 

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ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
Charleston, SC, Part 3 of 3

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Charleston, SC, Part 3 of 3

 

The final of 3 parts in Charleston, W.V., features standout appraisals that include a Newcomb College vase, ca. 1905, in need of a good cleaning; an 1875 W.S. Young landscape oil of the Greenbrier River in West Virginia; and a collection of Noel Coward “Sail Away” memorabilia gifted by Coward himself.

 

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