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Hi,
Do you trust an auctionner called "auctioncompanyofamerica"
they says their picassos'are "originals"
Thank's
Charles

Answer
You have to be careful with these types of things. I called and was told that there is no one to tell me who authenticates works sold at auction. They tried to prompt me to attend the auction and find out all info there. I'm sure you have been to auctions before, it's all about making a bid and very little is offered in the way of info when it comes to what experts will verify the works. Do not put yourself in a pressure situation and if the prices are LOW, that is a RED FLAG. Legit Picasso works can only be verified by a very few people and they start at 20K to 25K minimum. I have questioned the source of art in many auctions and they don't want to discuss it. They always have a story about an estate they are liqidating.

Buy at your own risk/Buyer Beware.

As an art consultant, I send clients an extensive catalog and then give them time to make a decision, and our firm does not do IN HOUSE certificates because it is a conflict of interest. We rely on known outside experts for our paperwork.

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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.

Organizations
http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/dan-twyman.html

Publications
http://www.artbydan.com Various online art publications.

Education/Credentials
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.

Awards and Honors
Over 100 awards. Set records in the Art Brokering business.

Past/Present Clients
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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