What separates a masterpiece from a piece of junk? Thanks to the BBC's Antiques Roadshow and its American spin-off, everyone is searching garage sales and hunting online for hidden gems, wondering whether their attics contain trash or treasures. In The Art Detective, Philip Mould, one of the world's foremost authorities on British portraiture and an irreverent and delightful expert for the Roadshow, serves up his secrets and his best stories.
"The Art Detective was Interesting"
Philip Mould is an international art dealer who has lived the high stakes game of art sleuthing for 20 years. In Sleuth, we encounter the fascinating dealers, experts auctioneers and restorers who risk fortunes and reputations to turn overlooked artworks into coveted treasures. Sleuth is a series of stories which not only reveals the extraordinary culture of detection but the people behind it.
Art historian Philip Mould discusses the art chosen by Government ministers in this BBC Radio 4 broadcast from 26 January 2011. Becoming a Minister has many perks, but one they can see every day is the art hanging in their office, often borrowed from the Government Art Collection. Art historian Philip Mould speaks to new ministers about what they chose and why they chose it, and he asks what it says about them.