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Greenlit: The Banker’s Guide To The Art Market, BBC4

The Banker’s Guide To The Art Market (1 x 60′) Step inside a world of high art, low cunning and prices beyond your wildest imaginings. This is a revealing, wry and rare look behind doors that are closed to most of us. Propelled by the newly rich of the financial world, London’s art market has soared to historic highs.

The film deconstructs this extraordinary phenomenon and looks back over a century of the market’s twists and turns to try to explain it, talking to outspoken collector Jeffrey Archer – ‘I couldn’t afford to buy my own pictures’ – maverick dealer Kenny Schacter – ‘when money is introduced it brings out the worst in people’ – and gallerist Nicholas Logsdail – ‘You’ll never go wrong, if you buy from a good gallery’. We don’t think you will look at a painting in quite the same way again…

Channel: BBC4

Producer: Oxford Film and Television

TX: 2016

Source: BBC press release


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