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QUESTION: Dear Mr Dan Twynman,

I am still doing research around Dali´s lithography Exploding Madonna. I wrote to Mr Bruce Hochman and he answered that the work is listed in The Official Catalog of The Graphic Works of Salvador Dali. He did not answered anything else and I do not have this publication here. I have also tried to contact Martin Lawrence (I found the name from ebay site) but without any result. Mr Twynman, would you tell me who is Martin Lawrence and has he published the lithography Exploding Madonna?

ANSWER: Martin Lawrence is a gallery chain in the US.  They would not sell this type of print.  I would't spend too much time on this, the print is not authentic.

There is an authorized work called "Maximum Speed of Raphaels Madonna" but I doubt you have that.


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QUESTION: Mr Twynman,
The work is not print (poster), it is a lithography and local auctioneer has asked me to do this research. How can I contact Mr Martin Lawrence and what do you say about Mr Bruce Hochman´s opinion? I am sorry but I need to spend some time with this case now.

There is no authorized print of the work.  The original painting was photographed and prints were made.  As I said, the art is FAKE.

It does not matter what type of paper it's on.

I do not appreciate you asking me what I think of another dealer.  Seems odd that you even ask that, as no one else has ever asked that question. Use your best judgement and if anyone gives you a bad opinion about a dealer, you should avoid that person.

It seems your playing dumb.  I already mentioned that Martin Lawrence is a chain of galleries. You can look the info up online.


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I can answer questions about Salvador Dali. While I cannot do FREE APPRAISALS, I might be able to help you sell your works. I can also help with Chagall, Miro, Picasso and other 20th Century Masters.

Questions about a type of art or medium can be answered with one response in most cases. Technical issues are easier to deal with than specifics about an artist. If you need help finding values or history on an artist, it will probably involve research that can sometimes take hours to complete. If you have more than one image to send, I will give you an alternate email address as this system cannot handle multiple images.


Late 70's early 80's Worked for a printer and learned the art or Lithography. Early to mid 80's Managed a publishing company that produced fine art both living and reproductions of the masters. Mid 80's to 2003 Senior Art Consultant with well known broker of Dali, Picasso, Miro, Chagall,Vargas,Max,Warhol and others. 2004 - 2005 Independent Art Consultant. 2005-2006 Beverly Hills Art Gallery(Living Artists) 2006 - Present Salvador Dali Society. Senior Art Consultant.


Publications Various online art publications.

Studied Art History, Methods of printing, Various Mediums. Studied anatomy, sketch art, Complex shading technique, Acrylic technique. Bloch books(Picasso),Salvador Dali publications(extensive). 30 Years life Experience in the arts as an artist, fine art broker,Gallery Director,art consultant.

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