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Hi Dan,

My knowledge about art business in general is very limited. I've been working on some oil paintings and I wanted to know how I would be able to evaluate pricing on them? I just wanted to get an idea and conduct all the necessary research before I actually go to an art gallery or auction to sell paintings by consignment. I would really appreciate your guidance. Kindly advise. Thanks.


"working on oil paintings"? you are painting them or do you have old works you are doing research on?

Are appraisers charge fees and there are a variety of appraisers that each have a niche.

Most artists take into consideration the amount they spend on materials and how well known they are and price works based on that.

I suggest visiting a minimu of 10 art gelleries to get an idea as to what works sell at what prices.


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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.


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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