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Picasso Print ?
Picasso Print ?  
Hi Dolly:

This is the farthest from my expertise so I have come to you for help.  

Upon cleaning out my mother's attic after her passing in 2003, I found the attached.  I'm guessing this is what your world refers to as a print (??).  It was in a tube that was addressed to an address where my parents lived pre 1963.  What is this and does it have any value?

Thank you for your help and time.

Kevin

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Dear Kevin,

You have a Picasso lithograph that I have seen referred to as "Small Pierrot". If original, the size of the pochoir painted lithograph on brown velin paper,(if untrimmed), should be approximately 19 x 24 inches. Based on the image; the purchase date prior to 1963; and the fact that I have not seen this one mass produced; I believe yours is most likely original. I think it was released in 1955. You can take it to a local dealer or museum to verify. I found only one online, but it was also hand signed by Picasso at the bottom, as well as the plate signature at the top. The seller is in Switzerland and is asking $16,000. An unsigned is going to be worth much less, but an original Picasso print still has great value.

I hope this is helpful.

Best regards,
Dolly

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I can assist with identification, acquisition, representation, and care of fine art prints and original paintings. I can provide information that will assist you in determining the value of your art; but I do not give valuations on allexperts.

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Dolly D. Headley, owner of Headley Fine Art, LLC, has provided consultative art services to retail gallery clients in Sausalito, CA, and at www.headleyfineart.com since 1998. Her experience as a Senior Art Consultant, Gallery Director, researcher, and an extensive art research library; has allowed her to provide people with personalized consultation services. Dolly is a volunteer at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

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The Fine Art Collectors News

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Bachelor of Science. Self taught in art with thousands of hours research and retail gallery consulting. Personalized mentorship from various experts in the industry.

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