Updated February 20, 2020, 9:53 a.m.
If a “junk value” is determined for “Bares for Rares”, it is a matter of subtleties. Sometimes also about orthography.
Had the “Cash for Rares“Dealers really get a” flop “?
40 years ago, an art collector from Neuss bought an oil painting. He “was so fascinated” that he could not resist, said collector Edmund Polatschek, in Horst Lichter’s junk show “Bares for Rares”.
The art expert Albert Maier could now assure him that he had made no financial mistake at the time in front of the ZDF camera. Proud 1,500 to 1,800 euros resulted in the expertise of a work that was commented on in the dealer room with little friendly words: “The motif is a flop,” said Daniel Meyer. Did he know more than everyone else? The picture gallery clarifies! (Ch)
Great art or worthless kitsch? Questions like these are what Horst Lichter and his team of experts do at “Bares for Rares”. “Real flop,” commented dealer Meyer on a painting valued as valuable. What did he know that the others didn’t know?