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QUESTION: I need assistance identifying this Picasso artwork.  I imagine it is a copy somehow put on plywood.  The plywood is old, and it is dated 11-8-59. Is it a linocut, aquatint etc.  Thanks for your help.

ANSWER: Hmmm, I see no signature.  I'd have to examine it in person.

I have seen Picasso works on wood as in the "Centaur" type piece at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, but that one is signed.

I know Picasso used many different materials to create his works, so anythings possible and there are originals by Picasso with no signature.

To authenticate a Picasso is not cheap, more research has to be done.


Dan


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QUESTION: Thank you Dan for your quick response.  Forget whether or not it is a Picasso work, from the photo I sent, does it look to be an original piece?  It looks original through my loop, but I'm not an expert.

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The reason I need to see it in person is to examine parts of the image under a loop or mag glass. If there are dots/pixels, you have a print. If if appears to be a hand applied medium such as oil or heavy watercolor, then once again, it has to be verified by one of the very few experts that work in the Picasso field.

If anyone gives you a final verdict based on only a photograph, they are doing you a dis-service.  I do what I can for free.


Dan

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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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