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Mermaid in the Sky
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Dear Ms. Headley,
I recently purchased a pencil and watercolor on paper supposedly by Marc Chagall. The piece was purchased from a gentleman in the UK who said he found it in an old book store. No COA, titled "Mermaid in the Sky", or at least, that is what he called it. It looks like a Chagall, but it is signed simply "Chagall" in watercolor. I suspect it to be a forgery, can you help to confirm?
Thanks very much!

Dear Cynthia,

I hope this finds you well. There are more forgeries than original Chagall's out on the market today. It is highly unlikely that yours is an original. I love Chagall and have studied much of his work and I can tell you that my opinion is that it is not a Chagall. It looks very amateur. Take a look at an original Chagall mermaid.

I could of course be wrong, but I am very confident it is a fake. I hope this information is helpful.

Best regards,

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I can assist with identification, acquisition, sell representation, and care of fine art prints and original paintings. Some of my artist specialties include Henri Toulouse Lautrec, California Artists, and the Modern Masters. I can also assist with information on getting professional appraisals and authentication.


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