Fine Art/KAIKO MOTI

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I HAVE A SIGNED AND NUMBERED LITHO OF A CAT BY MOTO PRINTED  1962  95/100.  HAS SOME HAND COLOR. VERY LARGE   IMUST PURCHASED IT IN THE EARLY 60'S.  IS IT COLLECTABLE AND WHAT IS IT APPROX. WORTH.  I LOVE IT AND DON'T WANT TO SELL IT.  PLEASE CONTACT ME. THANK YOU.  CATHERINE

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Dear Catherine,

Your Kaiko Moti; (East Indian, 1921-1989); cat print is likely an aquatint engraving from the limited edition of 100. Kaiko Moti loved cats, especially Siamese with their sinuous movement. Cats are arguably his most recognized work. He engraved a series of Siamese cats, either solo or a pair, in 1966. His original prints are sought by collectors, and especially the cat images such as yours. There are not many on the market primarily because like you, people love them and do not want to sell. When available and in excellent condition, similar prints such as yours are being sold on the secondary market in the $3000-4000 range. I hope this information is helpful.

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Dolly

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Dolly D Headley

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I can assist with identification, acquisition, sell representation, and care of fine art prints and original paintings. Some of my artist specialties include Henri Toulouse Lautrec, California Artists, and the Modern Masters. I can also assist with information on getting professional appraisals and authentication.

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Dolly D. Headley, owner of Headley Fine Art, LLC, has provided consultative art services to retail gallery clients in Sausalito, CA, and at www.headleyfineart.com since 1998. With over 14 years experience as a Senior Art Consultant, Gallery Director, and an extensive art research library; Ms. Headley has provided hundreds of people with her high quality personalized consultation services and solid guarantee of satisfaction. Dolly is a volunteer at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

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Bachelor of Science; Self taught with thousands of hours research and retail gallery consulting. Personalized mentorship from various experts in the industry.

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