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Valuable masterpieces in UK galleries replaced with fakes | ArtsHub United Kingdom

Seven paintings were replaced with copies by Sky Arts for a new TV series called Fake! The Great Masterpiece Challenge. Only the museum curators, the production team from IWC Media, and presenters Giles Coren and art historian Rose Balston, know which pictures are real and which have been replaced.

Members of the public are invited to use their investigative skills to spot the fakes hiding in plain sight on the walls of six galleries in Cardiff, Edinburgh, Liverpool, London and Manchester.

‘You don’t have to be an art historian to have a go at this,’ said Phil Edgar-Jones, Director of Sky Arts, ‘all you need is a sense of curiosity and an eye for detail. We wanted to tell the story of British art with a sense of fun, and in a way that would encourage us all to take a closer and more critical look at the works of great British artists.’

Source: Valuable masterpieces in UK galleries replaced with fakes | ArtsHub United Kingdom

Love the idea!!!

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10 comments on “Valuable masterpieces in UK galleries replaced with fakes | ArtsHub United Kingdom

  1. Hariod Brawn
    July 1, 2016

    Fakes are all over the place it seems, and I’ve long suspected you, Madblog and Roughseas are one and the same person. 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  2. john zande
    July 1, 2016

    Fun!

    Like

  3. tildeb
    July 1, 2016

    This substituting fakes is a dangerous idea because it would reveal the art world as it really is: built mostly on pretension.

    Liked by 1 person

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