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I was perusing your recent q&a and wanted to ask a follow on to a recent question (3/10) about opening bids on Picasso prints- accompanying the question was a photo captioned "Picasso Tango." I have that print- a plate signed lithograph entitled "The Smoker." It was originally purchased by my in-laws at a charity auction in the early 80's I think? The plate was signed, not the actual litho. I was wondering if you knew what it may be worth? It's just sentimental to us obviously but curious about its worth.

Prices for Picasso are all over the map.

As a general rule, printed signatures are nothing more that decorative art.

If the signature was engraved into the plate by Picasso's own hand, the value is higher, but still far below the value of a pencil signature.

The only way to determine an exact value is to do about three or four hours of research and generate a report.


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Dan Twyman


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

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Major Film Celebs/U.S. Ambassador/ Fortune 500 Company CEO's and high level employees. Over 300 repeat clients in Fine Art. Beverly Hills local and visiting repeat clients.

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