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I inherited an original etching of a Dali entitled "Don Quixote", in my family for over fifty years.  I wish to authenticate it as an original.  There is an embossed seal on the attached document by the Societe de Verification de la Gravure Internationale of New York and Paris.

Please suggest what steps I may take to authenticate and value this piece of art.

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It's not an original, it's limited edition. We use the term original for a one of a kind. There are limited edition original graphics that are hand colored, but your piece would have to be examined for authenticity.  You can email images to: collectdali@aol.com and I can
point you in the right direction. Dali created over 1800 various graphics, and thousands of original drawings and paintings, so each work has to be examined as there are knock offs on the market these days.


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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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