AN Antiques Roadshow visitor was left mortified after an professional branded his treasured art-work “nugatory”.
In a resurfaced clip from the BBC One present, the male visitor confirmed professional Rupert Maas a Banksy piece that he had ripped from a wall in Brighton.
He stated: “I used to reside in Brighton within the late ’90s, early 2000s, and I used to be strolling alongside the Brighton seafront after I noticed it on the Lido.
“It regarded free, I went over, pulled it off mainly.”
Banksy items can promote for hundreds of thousands of kilos, and the person believed he had an genuine merchandise in his possession.
Rupert requested what proof he had concerning its authenticity, and the visitor replied: “I do know what it’s, I do know what 12 months it was, it was round 2004. I am mainly simply attempting to get a valuation of it.
“Brighton was hit fairly a bit by Banksy when he was down there round that point.”
Nevertheless, Rupert subtly scolded the visitor for eradicating the artwork work, no matter whether or not it was a Banksy or not.
After explaining how Banksy and his workforce have tight management over his work and undertake what he describes as ‘pest management’, he stated: “I believe the message is, should you do see a chunk of graffiti artwork on the market, go away it for the general public.
“I am not lecturing you, I am simply saying, however with out that certificates, it is simply very troublesome to promote.”
He additionally added that the person’s resolution to take if off the wall had presumably been in useless, as he stated: “With it, it could be value £20,000. With out it, you are nowhere. I am sorry.”
Viewers had little sympathy for the visitor, with one writing on Twitter on the time: “Loving the man on the Antiques Roadshow getting his a**e handed to him by the professional, after asking for a valuation for a Banksy he nicked off a wall!”
One other added: “Actually loved the Antiques Roadshow professional telling the chump who yanked a Banksy off a lido that he ought to have left it there and that it is consequently not value something now.”
Antiques Roadshow is out there on BBC iPlayer.
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