Art comes from ability – doesn’t it? In any case, moderator Horst Lichter tipped over at “Bares for Rares” when he heard the estimated price for a simple plate.

Horst Lichter already has a suspicion when he sees the painted wall plate: “Oh, that’s a work of art,” exclaims the moderator of “Bares for Rares”. “It could be by a very famous artist,” he says – and even guesses the name: “Starts with ‘Pi’, ends with ‘asso’.”

Achim Esser brought the good piece along. The real estate agent from Nideggen found the art object in the estate of a house that he sold. Now he wants to monetize it on behalf of the heirs.

Art expert Albert Maier explains the origin of the object designed in 1956 and manufactured in Vallauris, France: Back then, Pablo Picasso wanted to create affordable works for the “little man” and that’s why he came up with the idea of ​​using everyday products. Of course, the plan didn’t work out: Even then, art dealers and collectors would have snatched everything out of the hands of the famous painter – the plates never reached the financially less well-off people.

“Bares for Rares”: The expertise surprises Horst Lichter

Today, the plates are sought-after collector’s items. Seller Esser would therefore like to redeem 2000 euros. That seems Horst lights a lot of money. But when he heard the expert’s estimate, he almost fell out of his feet: Albert Maier estimated the piece at 3,000 to 5,000 euros. The moderator has little understanding for this: “If you’re really honest: my granddaughter paints the bull more beautifully,” lights blasphemes.

But the dealers share the assessment of the art expert. Walter “Waldi” Lehnertz can’t do without his obligatory 80 euros starting bid this time either, but he adds a thousand more and starts with 1080 euros. The price shoots up quickly. At 4000 euros, Julian Schmitz-Avila was awarded the contract. A good deal: seller Achim Essern has doubled his desired price. And Schmitz-Avila can call a real Picasso his own.

Source: “Bares for Rares” in the ZDF media library