Fine Art/Marc Chagall

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I have a Marc Chagall seriograph of Carmen numbered 29/300
it has a certificate of authenticity..noted "plate destroyed"
printed by G H Studio

Marc Chagall signature in  yellowish color lower right corner (think printed)
I would like a rough idea of the value to evaluate the care that needs to be taken with it.  thank you

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Dear Ms Lloyd,

Marc Chagall's Carmen is one of his most sought after lithographs. There is also a poster version worth very little, which often has text over the image and is clearly a poster rather than a lithograph. Carmen should be signed and numbered in the lower portion of the image. It has a retail value of about $100,000 - $150,000 for the authentic, hand-signed lithograph in excellent condition.

If you would like a more definite answer as to how much yours in particular is worth, contact Christies http://christies.com/ or Sothebys http://www.sothebys.com/ auction houses, as they are the two largest auction houses in the world. You can also take it to a Bonham's Valuation Day http://www.bonhams.com/cgi-bin/public.sh/pubweb/publicSite.r?sContinent=EUR&scre .

I hope this helps, and good luck to you!

Sincerely,

Andrew Evans

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Experienced in selling, appraising and judging authenticity of signed original prints and unique works of fine art. Concentration on Picasso lithographs; Rembrandt etchings; Edgar Degas drawings; Calder lithographs; Miro; Durer woodcuts; Marc Chagall lithographs; Renoir etchings; Toulouse Lautrec lithographs; Vasarely; Warhol silk screens; Henry Moore sculptures.

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Judging authenticity and avoiding fraud. Appraisal. Fine art investments.

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Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Sonoma State University

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