Fakes & Forgeries: An Auctioneer's Tale

21 Jul 2011 – 11 Sep 2011

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12noon till 4pm | Tuesday - Sunday

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Ely, United Kingdom


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Showing one of its most unusual exhibitions to date


Over the years David has acquired a number of paintings, sculpture, and ephemera, some of which may be unsigned masterpieces or clever copies designed to fool the unwary collector. Each piece has a fascinating story to tell… This exhibition will intrigue and amuse, and is sure to provoke discussion about the relationship between art and commerce and the way in which the art market manipulates and distorts our understanding of worth and value. As a final twist, everything in the show is up for sale and David will hold a grand auction in the final week. Members of the public are invited to bring along their own ‘treasures' to be assessed during two valuation days — who knows what may be lying undiscovered in your attic! Fakes & Forgeries is being professionally curated by a Juliet Chippindale recent MA graduate from The Courtauld Institute, London and is funded by the generous support of the a number of local businesses including Chris Mason from ASL independant financial advisors, Newnham Street Carpets and Bateman's Auctioneers and Valuers who are offering two free valuation days when the public can bring along their own ‘treasures' in on Friday 22 July from 6-8pm and on Tuesday 16 August (time to be advised).


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