If you find an Old Master artwork in your attic, how can you be sure it isn’t fake? This month Ben and Michael consider the case of Judith and Holofernes—a painting attributed to Caravaggio that’s being sold on June 27 by French auctioneer Marc Labarbe—calling expert Eric Turquin and art critic James Gardner to the stand.
Listeners to this podcast will recognize the name Freeman’s—for more than a year, the Philadelphia-based auction house has been Curious Objects’ lead sponsor, and its no exaggeration to say the podcast wouldn’t exist without them.
It’s a month of firsts. Curious Objects is taking its first steps into its second year, and this month’s episode is the first to focus on rare books dealers, Heather O’Donnell and Rebecca Romney, principals of Honey and Wax Booksellers.
We’ve arrived at the first anniversary of the podcast and we’ve decided to treat this as an occasion for a little retrospection–this is after all a podcast about antiques–and give you a compilation of some of the more interesting moments from the last year of Curious Objects.
A virtual tour of the suite of Gilded Age mansions built for the Vanderbilts, Oelrichs, Astors, and Berwinds in Newport, Rhode Island, by the likes of Richard Morris Hunt and Stanford White.