Art and clutter
|Original title||Art + clutter|
|Country of production||Germany|
|Year (s)||since 1985|
|weekly on Saturdays|
|First broadcast||1985 on BR television|
Kunst + Krempel is a series of programs broadcast by Bayerischer Rundfunk television since 1985 , in which viewers present old objects they own, have them classified by experts and tell the story that connects them with the respective object.
The latest episode of Kunst + Krempel is broadcast weekly on Saturdays at 7.30 p.m. on Bavarian television and repeated on the same evening on ARD-alpha . Another repetition will take place on 3sat on the following Saturday at 2 p.m.
The format is comparable to the British Antiques Roadshow , which has been produced by the BBC since 1979 . It arose from a "flea market" on Bavarian television in 1985. The main initiators of the program were Karl Strobel (editor) and Michael Kreitmeir (director).
The broadcast is recorded three times a year in a different city (in a castle , monastery , museum or similar location) with four cameras, with recording and consultation taking half a day for each topic. Almost 20 programs are produced from the material obtained in this way, each of which is 30 minutes long after editing, editing and arrangement.
The subject areas include paintings , furniture , toys , jewelry , militaria , musical instruments , clocks , and religious folk art . From the registrations for the subject areas, the broadcaster will make a selection in advance for the respective event.
The objects presented by the audience are discussed by two experts - one is more responsible for cultural history , the other for assessing their value on the art market . Great importance is attached to the presentation of the art and cultural-historical background of the objects, often in connection with explanations of the manual production process and recommendations for any necessary restoration.
The advice and evaluation by the experts is free of charge for all guests invited by the BR after the preselection, even if their subject does not appear in the program. Spectators who want to present their antiques must register themselves and their objects with the BR in advance by post or email . In order to pre-select up to four items per applicant and subject area and to prepare the experts for the introduction, it is necessary to send information about each item and two photos: one that shows the overall view of the item and one that has a signature , manufacturer's seal, etc. shows. (For violins: one overall view from the back and one from the front as well as a detailed view of the violin note and snail ). The experts prepare with the help of specialist literature , but there is no time for more intensive preliminary research, so they mainly have to rely on their specialist knowledge. In individual interesting cases, research is carried out, the results of which are incorporated into the broadcast. Not all questions can always be finally clarified, so some attributions to certain artists only have to be expressed with reservations or as suspicions. Sometimes the audience is asked to help if, for example, a place depicted in a painting is to be identified. Occasionally, brief reviews of objects from earlier episodes are inserted into the program, in which reports on facts that became known or prices achieved on the art market after the broadcast (e.g. through more detailed research or advice from viewers).
- Art historian , e.g. B. Carl Ludwig Fuchs († 2019) and Herbert Giese ,
- Folklorists , e.g. B. Johannes Willers and Wolfgang Brückner ,
- Mineralogists , e.g. B. Haidrun Wietler ,
- Directors of well-known museums, e.g. B .:
- Bernd Hakenjos († 2006) (Director of the Hetjens Museum / German Ceramic Museum in Düsseldorf),
- Bernhard Graf (former head of the toy museum, village and vineyard museum in Riehen ),
- Samuel Wittwer (Director of Palaces and Collections of the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg ),
- Helmut Ricke (former director of the museum kunst palast in Düsseldorf ),
- Eszter Fontana (until 2013 director of the Museum for Musical Instruments in Leipzig )
- Hans Ottomeyer (until 2011 General Director of the German Historical Museum in Berlin )
- Frank Matthias Kammel , director of the Bavarian National Museum
- Art dealers / auctioneers , e.g. B. Gert Nagel and Jan K. Kube
- Restorers as well
- Musicologist .
- A pastel drawing of a street scene on Alexanderplatz in Berlin by Lesser Ury from the 1910s, which was presented in the program in April 2014 , was estimated by experts at around € 130,000 and reached a price of the equivalent of € 200,000 at the auction by Christie's in London at the end of July 2017 (with auction fees of almost € 250,000).
- On November 15, 2008, the painting “The Sermon on the Mount (Paulus in Lystria)” by Frans Francken the Younger was presented in the series, which in retrospect turned out to be supposedly lost, looted art .
- On October 5, 2013, a painting by José María Velasco Gómez was presented with the motif The Valley of Mexico as seen from the Santa Isabel Hill . The experts estimated the value in the program to be between 350,000 euros and 500,000 euros. At a Sotheby’s auction in New York in 2014, the painting was sold for $ 269,000 (bid 220,000 plus fees). It is still one of the most valuable works of art that has ever been shown at Kunst + Krempel.
- The painting “Rathausplatz Breslau” (BILD, BR Fernsehen: Kunst + Krempel 1991 “Breslauer Marktplatz”) by the Berlin painter Eduard Gaertner , which was shown in 1991 and valued at around DM 1 million, is the most valuable exhibit in the series . It was later acquired by the Federal Republic of Germany for 1.3 million DM for the Ostdeutsche Galerie art forum in Regensburg.
- In the broadcast on March 23, 2019, an image of a saint from the 19th century was presented, the back of which turned out to be a Christ as a gardener from a workshop in Ulm from the end of the 15th century. The signature and the purchase price of the newer holy image were written across the historically more valuable picture. Despite the damage and trimming, this picture was initially estimated four to five times more valuable than the painting on the front. That would have been worth almost 2,000 euros. Further research after the recording even resulted in an estimate of around 30,000 euros.
Adaptations from other broadcasters
The NDR is showing a broadcast of the same concept under the title Lieb & Teuer with Janin Ullmann . The WDR showed until the beginning of the nineties under the title Schatz oder Schätze? a similar format. At the beginning of the 21st century, similar formats were broadcast on other regional programs, such as kitsch or art? that ran at HR from 2007 to 2009. On September 17, 2006, the SWR also started an antiques broadcast under the title " Echt antique ?!" . The ORF has been broadcasting a similar monthly format since 2011 under the title What do you appreciate ...? .
In the English-speaking world there are similar concepts under the name Antiques Roadshow .
The ZDF offers a similar broadcast format with Horst Lichter under the title Bares für Rares , but the price to be achieved is more important than the art-historical classification. Here, private individuals can have their properties valued and then offer them for sale to five dealers who, however, have no knowledge of the previous expert appraisal.
- Kunst + Krempel: General information. In: BR.de. BR Fernsehen, March 14, 2017, accessed November 25, 2017 .
- Art + Krempel: family treasures under the microscope. In: br.de. BR Television, accessed November 25, 2017 .
- Kunst + Krempel: Would you like expert advice? Everything about registering with Kunst + Krempel. In: br.de. BR Fernsehen, May 6, 2017, accessed November 25, 2017 .
- Bayerischer Rundfunk: Religious Folk Art: Dr. Frank Matthias Kammel . July 1, 2018 ( br.de [accessed January 12, 2020]).
- Art + Krempel: Street scene Lesser Ury: Berliner Luft. Painting - Treasury. In: br.de. BR Fernsehen, April 26, 2014, accessed November 26, 2017 .
- art: stolen painting on television appeared on spiegel.de from September 2, 2009; Stolen painting appears on TV after 64 years - Since 1945, "The Sermon on the Mount (Paulus in Lystria)" by the painter Frans Francken the Younger has been lost - now it has appeared again in an unusual way. on augsburger-allgemeine.de from December 3, 2009
- Mexican picture by Velasco - sensational attic find - Kunst + Krempel - br.de of October 3, 2013 ( Memento of January 14, 2015 in the Internet Archive )
- art in "Kunst & Krempel" appeared on augsburger-allgemeine.de on September 9, 2009
- Excerpt from the broadcast on March 23, 2019
- Gabriela Löwe-Hampp (Ed.): Art and clutter . Deutscher Kunstverlag , Berlin / Munich 2005, ISBN 978-3-422-06561-1 (3 volumes).