Fake Or Fortune?
Every picture tells a story, but in this engaging mini-series valuable paintings are about to be treated as crime scenes! Beyond the genteel galleries and upmarket auction houses of the art world lies a dimension rarely seen - a darker side of incalculable wealth, social ambition, and sometimes subterfuge. A recognized art sleuth, a doctor of history, and cutting edge scientists join forces to discover the truth behind controversial paintings. From Paris and Amsterdam to Cape Town and New York, the team employs old-fashioned detective skills, real-time investigations, and the latest forensic testing to reveal compelling tales of lost masterpieces, forgers and Nazi-looted art.
Fake Or Fortune? Previous Broadcasts
Van Dyck: What Lies Beneath (Episode #203H)
KQED 9: Mon, Dec 22, 2014 -- 9:00 PM
The tables are turned as art detective Philip Mould puts one of his own finds under the microscope, a painting he bought that he believes could be the work of 17th century artist Anthony van Dyck. If he is right, it could be worth a small fortune. But to prove it, the piece will have to undergo a thorough restoration, involving the removal of layers of paint - and then be authenticated by an impartial expert. Will Philip's reputation - and the painting - make it to the end of the journey unscathed?
- KQED Life: Wed, Dec 24, 2014 -- 3:00 AM
- KQED Life: Tue, Dec 23, 2014 -- 9:00 PM
- KQED 9: Tue, Dec 23, 2014 -- 3:00 AM
Degas and the Little Dancer (Episode #201H)
KQED 9: Mon, Dec 8, 2014 -- 11:00 PM
Fiona Bruce and expert Philip Mould investigate more works of art with mysterious origins. They begin by examining a painting that owner Patrick Rice believes is by Edgar Degas. If correct, it could be worth about half a million pounds. Although Patrick's father bought it from a reputable dealer in 1945, the piece failed to make the official catalogue of the artist's work - meaning it is not classed as genuine by auction houses and is currently valued at only 200 pounds. Fiona and Philip trace the artwork back through time to find out whether it really was created by one of France's greatest artists.
- KQED Life: Tue, Dec 9, 2014 -- 5:00 AM
- KQED 9: Tue, Dec 9, 2014 -- 5:00 AM
- KQED Life: Mon, Dec 8, 2014 -- 11:00 PM