'Fake or Fortune?' episode 4

August 8 2016

Video: BBC

The final episode of this series of 'Fake or Fortune?' has been moved until after the Olympics. I gather it will now be going out on 28th August.

Above is a clip from episode 3, which looked at a possible Rodin. I missed it whilst on holiday, but caught up here on iPlayer. I won't spoil the ending for you, but it's a great watch. Look closely and you can see my office here in Edinburgh - the AHN hotseat - looking unusually tidy. There was also an extraordinary moment when MOMA in New York refused to let us look at a vital series of fake Rodin drawings in their collections. They would let us look at their genuine Rodins, but not the fake ones.   

Incidentally, on the wall in Philip's gallery above are two Van Dyck sketches I discovered whilst working there. I've always wanted to buy them myself, but never quite had the means (the curse of a Van Dyck obsessive).

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