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I saw on the web page of goantiques.com a Salvadore Dali Don Quixote that is completely identical to one I have. The one on the webpage is 152/225 and mine is 163/225.

Mine is a  gift from a friend who bought it at a now-closed gallery in Oregon approximately 25 years ago. He no longer has any papers.

In  order to get it appraised I was told to contact a Dali expert, a  Bruce Hochman, whose number is 800-275-3254 and whose email is daliexpert@aol.com. A fine arts appraiser in Minnesota gave me his name as an expert on Dalis.

I called Mr. Hochman, described the Dali, and he told me to e-mail a photograph of it to him. He insisted it could appraise it by the emailed photograph.

I did so and received a two word response: “Sorry Fake.” Nothing else. No explanation of how he could tell.

What can you tell me about this? My Dali is identical to the one on the webpage. If mine is a fake so is the other one, along with, I expect, the entire series of 225 lithographs.

Can a Dali fake be determined from an emailed photo?

Thank you for any insight you can give me about this.

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I think it's odd that you posted all his contact info here, people never do that. I do not promote others in the industry on this site. This is not a commercial site, but we help art enthusiasts for free.
You probably have a FAKE. You can always email it to me if your not convinced. Send to: collectdali@aol.com

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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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