Fine Art/Dalí Print

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Hi Andrew,
I inherited a Dali print from my father. I've done some research on it, and here's what I think I've found out. It is a portrait of Van Gogh in sepia from 'The Album' series. It is numbered 12/150 and signed in pencil. I've read about the Collector's Guild prints and I'm pretty confident it's not one of these. I also have the receipt from the original purchase. It was purchased at the Beckett Gallery in Ontario in 1969 for $136.00. While I don't really want to sell it, it may be necessary. I was hoping you could give me some idea of it's value, and also what would be the best way to go about selling it?

Thanks in advance for your help

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Hi Brad, you can try contacting the gallery from which it was purchased if they are still around. They may have provenance and catalog information about the work. There is a lot of fraud around works by Salvador Dalí, as with many popular artists, so getting the piece looked at by a professional is very important to being able to sell it. Alex Adelman of Masterworks Fine Art deals with Dali tapestries and prints http://www.masterworksfineart.com/inventory/dali and will be able to guide you in the right direction. Feel free to attach an image to this form so I can get a better idea of the work you have.

Sincerely,

Andrew Evans

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Andrew Evans

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Experienced in selling, appraising and judging authenticity of signed original prints and unique works of fine art. Concentration on Picasso lithographs; Rembrandt etchings; Edgar Degas drawings; Calder lithographs; Miro; Durer woodcuts; Marc Chagall lithographs; Renoir etchings; Toulouse Lautrec lithographs; Vasarely; Warhol silk screens; Henry Moore sculptures.

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Judging authenticity and avoiding fraud. Appraisal. Fine art investments.

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Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Sonoma State University

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