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TV host destroys 'relics' on show


08:39, August 22, 2012

(Photo from Yangzi Evening News)

Tianxiashoucang, a popular television show in Beijing, is known for its exciting approach to identifying genuine and fake art pieces.

The program features famous artist and host Wang Gang, as well as a panel of expert judges. When a porcelain piece is brought out on the show, the judges examine the item to determine whether it is genuine or a forgery. If the panel rules that the item is a fake, Wang Gang will quickly do away with fraudulent piece by destroying it with a hammer.

Tianxiashoucang and Capital Museum, a leading authority for cultural preservation, recently held a joint exhibition to examine a collection of porcelain artifacts. Out of the 300 pieces destroyed by Wang Gang, 30 were selected to compare with the authentic pieces displayed in the museum.

Yao Zheng, a famous art collector and director of the Jade Collecting Committee of China Collectors Association, said that many of the "fake" items destroyed on the television program were actually genuine, with some of them being highly valuable.

Therefore, is Wang Gang a guardian or destroyer of valuable antiques?

Doubt: regrettable that genuine artifacts have been destroyed

A collector standing in front of the remains of the "fake artifacts" carefully examined the leftover pieces and told a journalist that she considered the "fake" pieces to be of high quality.

Another relic evaluation expert Ning Yuxin said "more that 90% of the ‘fakes' here are genuine and 30% of them are quite valuable.

Yao said he wished the Capital Museum would cancel the exhibition and stop misleading people, and that the program should stop destroying porcelain pieces.

The destroyed porcelain and remaining pieces should be preserved and put through exhaustive evaluation. If necessary, they should hand these pieces over to governmental agencies.

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