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I have 3 portraits that Sante did of myself and my two children.  He was a neighbor of mine in Massachusetts back in the 80's.  I know that portraits were not his forte but I am wondering if they have any value.  I would like to have them cleaned and properly mounted in frames to preserve them too. I am wondering how much I should spend on maintaining them and how do I go about finding the right person to do this who will not rip me off.

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I suspect the works have value, but because they are portraits that have personal meaning to you and not the general public, selling them would be an issue. Sounds like you need art restoration and a museum style framer. Most art restoration firms can give you references, and as far as a framer, ask if the framer is doing decorative framing only, and if they have done museum style framing using high end acid free materials.


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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.

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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.

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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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Over 100 awards. Set records in the Art Brokering business.

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