Fine Art/dali litho


I have a signed litho of Persistence of Memory.  Numbered 23/100AP.  (both in pencil)  The printed portion of the piece measures 20 x 26.5.  The visible portion of the paper/board is 23 x 29.  (more behind the matting, I suppose) It has a raised stamp reading Capitol Fine Art Inc, June 18, 1984.  
I bought it in around 1987, literally the same day that 60 minutes did a story on the proliferation of fake Dalis.  So, I have always wondered how to tell if it is "real" or not.  I enjoyed it regardless, but if it is real, I might be in the market to sell it--or have it appraised to see if it's worth selling (since the house decor has swung to photos rather than lithos).
Thank you so much.

ANSWER: Sorry, what you have is not authentic.  More than likely a photo lithograph of the painting.


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QUESTION: Thanks for your prompt response.  Just for my knowledge, what is a "photo litho" as opposed to a litho?

A photo lithograph is a poster or low end art. There are some cases where photo(photography) lithogrpahs were printed on nice paper and then artists sign and number them.  Original lithography is a more expensive hands on process and is more desirable to collectors.


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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.

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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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