Fine Art/Marc Chagall


Hello! I was recently given a Marc Chagall "limited edition facsimile signed offset color lithograph" of "DANSEUSE AU FLUTISTE". It has come with a letter of authenticity. (?) I'm having a challenge finding others on-line to give me an idea of value, when it was printed, etc. It's numbered 83/500 and appears to be signed. I didn't think Chagall signed offset color litho's...did he participate in this process at all? Many thanks for any assistance you might be able to provide!

Two issues:

1. Offset lithography means the print was not printed directly from a plate. (Study the term "offset lithography" online). This is considered low end art.

2. Facsimile signe implies "a copy" of the artists signature.  Also, Low end.

Some Facsimile signed works are gaining ground in the Dali market and a few other markets as they were authorized by the artists, but when I see "offset" it means the artist did not hand work on the piece, unless the artist was doing his own offset, or posters.

Of course these are general comments, I have not examined your works in person.


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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.

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