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Compton Verney Lecture: Fake or Fortune?

Philip Mould Interviewed by Steven Parissien

Saturday, 14 October 2017

4:00pm

1 hour

Blenheim Palace: The Orangery

£6 - £12

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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Blenheim Palace HSBC In partnership with HSBC Desmond and Fiona Heyward Lady Hatch Jill Dunsmore Mary and Cecil Quillen Italian Cultural Institute Owen Mumford Schools programme partner HM Government of Gibraltar Sponsor of festival green room Gibunco Group Hedges Law Lawyers to the festival Seabourn Luxury Cruises Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller European Commission Schools and colleges programme The Oxford Times Regional media partner Bear Ram Elk Digital Strategy and Web Design Eynsham Hall Floris of London Oxford Cultural Collective Macdonald Bear Hotel Festival hotel Princeton University Press Prestige publishing partner Lord’s Taverners Festival sports charity partner The Feathers Hotel The King’s Arms The Sloane Club Literary Review Liaison Financial Services OX magazine K T Bruce Photography Save the Children Bookshop Experience Oxfordshire Wake up to Woodstock
 

Blenheim Palace Festival of Literature Film & Music 2018 partners & sponsors

Blenheim Palace HSBC In partnership with HSBC Desmond and Fiona Heyward Lady Hatch Jill Dunsmore Mary and Cecil Quillen Italian Cultural Institute Owen Mumford Schools programme partner HM Government of Gibraltar Sponsor of festival green room Gibunco Group Hedges Law Lawyers to the festival Seabourn Luxury Cruises Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller European Commission Schools and colleges programme The Oxford Times Regional media partner Bear Ram Elk Digital Strategy and Web Design Eynsham Hall Floris of London Oxford Cultural Collective Macdonald Bear Hotel Festival hotel Princeton University Press Prestige publishing partner Lord’s Taverners Festival sports charity partner The Feathers Hotel The King’s Arms The Sloane Club Literary Review Liaison Financial Services OX magazine K T Bruce Photography Save the Children Bookshop Experience Oxfordshire Wake up to Woodstock