Life at № 42
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.’