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QUESTION: This picture hangs in my office and though it is not a particular favorite of mine was a gift therefore is predominately displayed.  A couple of years ago, I had an antiques dealer delivering a piece of furniture and he offered to buy it there on the spot.  We never talked prices and he didn't tell me anything about the picture.  When it was given to me I had it framed (supposedly acid free with an oxygen retarder).  

My question is, if this is really a piece of art worth insuring, perhaps selling, or at the very least ensuring its preservation.


The signature looks like Larry I Cart,  I'm not positive about the first name but I Cart is definitely able to be made out.

I've tried to research this on the Internet and have had little success.  As this websight allows only one picture to be attached, i have sent the whole picture.  If you need a close up of the signature I can facilitate that via e-mail.

Any help that you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

ANSWER: If you have a Louis Icart, you need to establish the medium. There are 1920's etchings of the same image and there are modern day posters.  Research has to be done.


Dan


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QUESTION: i was able to take off one side of the frame and lift the matting.  I beleive it to be a lithograph because i was able to see in the corner a handwritten #9.  The paper appeared slick matte, not flat hand drawn.  I'm guessing it's not the origional but a reproduction.  does it have any real value other than ornamaental.  

It was framed at Harleen and Allen Fine Art in San Francisco, which is where I was told it was purchased.  

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Once again, research has to be done.  If you have a decorative print, the value is low.  If you have an authorized limited edition with a signature, the value will be much better.  I am a Dali expert, so this is a bit outside my area.  Type  Icart art  into google search and you will find others that specialize in this artist.


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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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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.

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Over 100 awards. Set records in the Art Brokering business.

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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.

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