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Saw an amazing documentary last night called The Lost Leonardo.
Highly recommended viewing.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11225756/? ... _sr_srsg_0

It ticked all my boxes and sent me racing to the Mac and IMDB and Wiki.

My first auction, Mum let me bid for a genuine pair of Indian moccasins.
Mum was totally mad about all antiques, 'bain of my dad's life.

I lost those moccasins to some old b******d fat woman who outbid me....but!

I never lost that buzz and got caught the bug from then on.
Looking, learning, admiring, appreciating, bidding, buying, mending, selling, stealing...an endless list.

I should write a book...

The antique bug has reached every level of society these days.
No bad thing in my book, people appreciate the art of the artisan and beautiful things.... 8)




Ps: My mate, Bruce's wife Angie had a antique shop in Twickenham, when he got nicked.

nb: "a lot of antique dealers are crims or reformed crims" Think 'Lovejoy 15.30hrs today!

Pss: It should have been on my posh schools curriculum rather than rugger, latin and lockpicking..
I once stood in front of The Mona Lisa alone, I was ashamed, I didn't get it..'probably ignorance!

I did get his Venus de Milo Aphrodite around the corner though...


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I'm not an art buff, officianiado, or snob, but I do have an appreciation of many art forms.
One of my favourite UK television programmes has been Fake or Fortune presented by Fiona Bruce, where people have an inkling, or perhaps family legend, that a piece if art - usually a painting - is a lost or undiscoverrd masterpiece. Alternatively, they think their loved piece really is just a copy.
They present their art to the programme to be studied, often by now very technical and forensic methods, and to be evaluated or reevaluated by [so called] experts in the field. (It is often these later folks that are the art snobs. )
Fascinating programme and an enjoyable way to spend an hour. Just a shame there are so few episodes.
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Who2 wrote: Wed Apr 20, 2022 11:44 am Saw an amazing documentary last night called The Lost Leonardo.
Highly recommended viewing.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11225756/? ... _sr_srsg_0

It ticked all my boxes and sent me racing to the Mac and IMDB and Wiki.

It was quite interesting. I noticed one of the previous owners of this supposed version of the Salvador Mundi was one Alexander Parish.

Any relation?

It’s rumoured that MBS is the current owner and his $450 million purchase resides on his even more valuable yacht.

Serve him right if both sank to the bottom of the Med. :vs
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It is a Danish film. I enjoyed it with the art club at my favorite cinema in Copenhagen.
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On a historic night at Christie’s in New York, Salvator Mundi, a depiction of Christ as ‘Saviour of the World’ by one of history’s greatest and most renowned artists, sold for $450,312,500 / £342,182,751 (including buyer’s premium), becoming the most expensive painting ever sold at auction.

I reckon the thieves around here are Christies. Sorry just watched the Lost Leonardo again.... 8)
It really is a very good programme...

Ps: They should have pursued the provenance trail, I reckon...but do we really give a donkey's ?

Pss: Some celeb boxer around here had his 72 grand watch nicked over east, 'some boxer ?..
A £ 72.000 grand watch in east london ? 'la whaala!

Obviously! He had had is senses-knocked out of him, 'being hit in the head a lot sometimes does that....ex MD.
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