“Untitled” by GNAY
Antiques Roadshow 2025
Fiona: This week we are at Vancouver’s Kerrisdale Arena where we have uncovered some interesting local finds.
Nigel: What have you brought us today?
Visitor: It’s an old picture I found in my basement. I doubt it has any value, but since you were in town, I thought I would bring it in.
Nigel: Well, I’m glad you did! This is an early acrylic on board painting by local artist GNAY. Although he struggled as a painter while alive, after his death in 2021 (heart failure in a Paris bathtub), interest in his work has greatly increased.
Visitor: Show me the money!
Nigel: It’s a charming still life. Brush in the glass of scotch – oops – HaHa! At auction, I suspect it would fetch upwards of $187,000. Do you remember what you paid for it?
Visitor: Wow! I bought it in 2004 on EBAY for $90.
Nigel: Well done! Thanks for bringing it in.