Compton Verney Lecture: Fake or Fortune?
Saturday, 14 October 2017
Art, Architecture and Design
Philip Mould Interviewed by Steven Parissien
£6 - £12
Event duration: 1 hour
Location: Blenheim Palace, The Orangery
Art dealer and star of the internationally popular BBC Fake or Fortune? series Philip Mould talks about his working life both on and off screen and about the challenges of buying art.
Mould’s 2011 book Sleuth: The Amazing Quest for Lost Art Treasures gave rise to Fake or Fortune? The show, co-presented with Fiona Bruce and now in its sixth series, seeks to solve art mysteries and has become the most watched arts programme in the world. Mould explains why the series has been so popular and looks at the challenges faced by those buying art today. How are art discoveries made today and how does an art dealer negotiate the world of fakery?
Mould began art dealing in his early teens and has since built up an international business specialising in early British art and portraiture, a subject on which he is internationally consulted. He recently celebrated his 30th anniversary in the art business.
Here he talks to Professor Steven Parissien, director of Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park in Warwickshire. Parissien is also visiting professor of architectural history and visual culture at Coventry University and visiting fellow at Kellogg College, Oxford. He has written 12 books on cultural history, the most recent being The Comfort of the Past: Building Oxford and Beyond.
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