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Hi Andrew, this Picasso piece was found in a building owned by family who had multiple original Picasso pieces and even a check signed by Picasso. Please tell me what you think about this one attached.

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Hello Jennifer,

In my opinion, this work looks like a reproductive print with no real collectible value (decorative only).  The signature looks to be printed rather than hand signed, and the signature itself looks a bit off (please reference the below link to view a close up of Picasso's signature):

http://www.masterworksfineart.com/inventory/3249?view-work

I have also browsed auction records and catalogue raisonnes and cannot find mention of this work anywhere, leading me to believe that it is a reproduction with maybe a $25 value at most. I did find one example at auction on the below link, selling for $10-$20.

http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/13144163_vintage-picasso-harlequin-print

I am sorry to not be the bearer of better news, but I hope that this information can be of some assistance.

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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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