KIIS FM’s Jackie ‘O’ Henderson fails to select a $525,000 art piece from amateur creations – but can YOU separate the real deal from the fakes?
Jackie ‘O’ Henderson is on an impressive $7.2 million salary as part of Sydney’s #1 radio show – The Kyle and Jackie O show.
Considering herself to be an art connoisseur of sorts, her co-host Kyle Sandilands decided to put Jackie’s eye for expensive art to the test.
The radio team tasked Jackie with identifying a $525,000 artwork among a sea of fakes created by the show’s staff – so could YOU do it?
Choices: Jackie ‘O’ Henderson fails to select a $525,000 art piece from a sea of amateur creations – but can YOU separate the real from the fakes?
Jackie went into the challenge with confidence, telling Kyle: ‘I’m going to be able to tell the difference. I know art more than you do.’
Eight members of the radio show’s team created their own artwork, and the final products were mixed in with the real item sourced from Sydney’s Lyons Gallery.
Jackie shared her honest thoughts on all the paintings, before removing the creations she was confident were fakes.
When one painting came in, Jackie immediately said the consistency of the strokes and paint clumps made her ‘instantly’ know it was done by an amateur.
‘I’m going to be able to tell the difference’: A real item sourced from Sydney’s Lyons Gallery was mixed in with eight other pieces made by the radio station’s staff
Art critic: Jackie immediately said the consistency of the strokes and paint clumps on some of the designs (sex pictured above) made her ‘instantly’ know they were fakes done by ammeters
‘That actually looks good. I don’t like it, but it looks professional,’ Jackie said when one painting was presented to her with an eerie theater mask.
A poster of Marilyn Monroe intrigued her at first, as she said: ‘I can’t imagine any of our staff could do that. I am impressed with that.’
While other items were quickly labelled as ‘no’ by Jackie for not looking top quality, she was left with two creations, including the real deal.
Which one is REAL? While other items were quickly labelled as ‘no’ by Jackie for not looking top quality, she was left with two creations, including the real deal
Jackie tossed up between the pop-art poster and the eerie mask on canvas.
‘The mask one is really haunting and could 100 per cent be a $500,000 piece, and this poster of Marilyn could be from Kmart. A replica,’ she considered.
‘It could be the real thing, because i know those things are worth a lot of money… but it would be worth more if it was Andy Warhol’s stuff?’ Jackie continued.
Unfortunately, she chose the mask creation as her final pick – which was actually submitted by Pedro Cuccovillo.
The REAL deal: The Andy Warhol pop art print was worth $525,000
The KIIS gallery: Pictured are the artworks created by the radio show’s staff members