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Mr. Twyman,

I inherited three signed Dali prints and a Chagall from my grandparents.  Unfortunately, the COAs have been lost, but they were all purchased for multiple thousands of dollars from Original Fine Art, Ltd. in New York in the mid-1980s.  The company has since gone out of business.  Since many dealers churned out Dalis by the truckload, the authenticity is questionable.  Before I pay for authentication from a Dali expert, I wondered if you had any knowledge of Original Fine Art, Ltd. and can advise if it's worth it to find out or a total waste of time if they're likely fake.

Thank you!


I'd need to see images to point you in the right direction. Without knowing the dealers source, it is impossible to say without first examining the pieces themselves. There are specific issues when it comes to lithographs, etchings, engravings and mixed media prints by Dali. If everything checks out, then you can go for appraisal or to sell. Send images to:

While I am familiar with many names of dealers from the 1980's, Original Fine Art Limited is a very generic sounding name that does not ring any bells. Let's take a look at the works and go from there.

Dan <-- Use this email address for future contact

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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.


Publications Various online art publications.

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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Over 100 awards. Set records in the Art Brokering business.

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Major Film Celebs/U.S. Ambassador/ Fortune 500 Company CEO's and high level employees. Over 300 repeat clients in Fine Art. Beverly Hills local and visiting repeat clients.

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