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Hi..I wanted to know if I should pursue an appraisal?  I found the attached print at a garage sale.  The label on the back of the frame says Burrison Art Gallery (Phila). Appears to be ink and on very heavy textured paper (10 x 8 1/2). The print appears to be the reverse of the print on the website below. The attached print is actually more beige (aged) then appears in the image.
thanks so much for any info you can provide!!

(other image is labe on the cardboard  that was behind the print)


http://www.clevelandart.org/exhibcef/picassoas/html/5610561.html

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Hello Barbara,

In my opinion, this work looks like a reproductive print with no real collectible value (decorative only).  There are three reasons I believe this:

First, Picasso's signature looks completely different than it should.  Please reference the below link to view a close up of his actual signature:

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

Secondly, the wording on the label "Modern Classic Series | #98 Harlequin & Pierrot" sounds like reproduction terminology to me. Perhaps you can contact Modern Classics Inc if they still exist to find out a bit more information?

Third, I have browsed auction records and catalogue raisonnes and cannot find mention of this work anywhere, leading me to believe it is a reproduction with maybe a $25-$50 value at most.

Sorry to not be the bearer of better news.  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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