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I inherited a Dali etching that my brother purchased 20 years ago, entitled "Myself at the age of six, lifting with extreme precaution the skin of the sea . . ." (a long title). Although it came with a certificate of authenticity, it seems the gallery that sold it to my brother misrepresented its value, as an independent appraisal done 8 years later determined it was worth only about a third of what he paid.  In any case, I'd like to know if you have any knowledge of this work, and/or if it is something you could help me sell.  Sorry, I don't have an image of it at this time. Thanks.

I know the piece. The only authentic limited edition version of that is a (facsimile signed) print from the DeMart Corp. If you have the correct piece it is something that will accrue value over time, at this time they are on the lower end of the Dali market. You can send images and all details to

The only way to be sure is to have it examined.


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Dan Twyman


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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