Fine Art/Framing


Dear Sir,
If the artist took the time, expense and effort to professionally frame a particular piece. Would the type of framing assist in trying to determine its worth or value? For example, I have a Picasso print that may be a poster and of little value. However, the artist/owner took the time and expense of having the piece gallery framed. It seems a shame to open the framing to check. Any thoughts?

You can have a framer do it to insure there is no damage to the art.

For a professional to examine the piece, they have to see it un-framed.

If it turns out to be of no value, then your out the expense of taking apart the frame and then putting it back together again, shouldn't be that expensive?

If on the other hand, you have an authentic Picasso with his hand signature, then you won't care about the framing issues.


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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.


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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