Investigations

Frank Zappa Collage

The Case:

A life-long art collector spotted a striking piece in a South Carolina thrift store, a graphic collage of percussion instruments. He snapped it up. The signature “FZ” especially piqued his interest.

His research led him to an intriguing possibility: Rock and Roll legend Frank Zappa.  Although he couldn’t find a work that matched this piece, he discovered that Zappa did dabble in art. 

History Detectives host Gwen Wright meets with friends and biographers of Frank Zappa to see if she can find out whether Zappa made this collage.

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Aired:
Season 10, Episode 1

Detective:
Gwen Wright Location:
Los Angeles, California and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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