You are here:

Fine Art/you are amazing

Advertisement


Question
Hi Dan, So I'm a new comer to the art world.... I work for my family business in Minnesota. We cleaned out our warehouse and I found this painting that NO ONE wanted. I took one look at it and fell in absolute love!!! I love to spend my free time making "unloved" things" look beautiful...But I just loved this painting exactly the way that it was.  So I took it home today and it BARELY fit in my SUV. I already know where I'm going to display this work of art, but I really want to know if I have the real thing or not???? Here's how I describe it:
Artist: Alex Dzigurski
"After the Storm"
On the back it's stamped " This is a canvas art print reproduction"
In the lower corner it's signed "Alex Dzigurski".  
What does this all mean??? I have no intention of selling it no matter what the worth is... but I do want to insure it if it's an original. OR this painting is a fake..I will be fine with too.
Just researching Dzigurski(the first-not his son) has really opened my eyes to something I never thought I would be interested in.But I am now, and it makes me want to learn so much more!!!!!What books have a more broader spectrum to start with?? Can you recommend any art books for a beginner??? I know you're a big Dali fan...but give me something I can start with to form my own opinion. You obviously know a lot about art and I would really respect your advice/input input.
P.S. I apologive about any spelling or grammar mistakes.  

Answer
If you have a canvas reproduction, it is probably a canvas transfer. Sounds like decorative art, not high end. Of course I am not there to examine it in person, but that is prob what you have. I deal in hand signed works by Dali, Picasso, Chagall, Miro and Warhol, so Dzigurski is not one that we broker.

As for art books, I suggest going to the largest library in your area and looking at books having to do with art history etc. and go from there.

You can also study the Smithsonian and other museum websites that feature a library of art images.

Dan

Fine Art

All Answers


Answers by Expert:


Ask Experts

Volunteer


Dan Twyman

Expertise

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.

Experience

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.

©2016 About.com. All rights reserved.