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In the early 80's I bought a bulk lot from an auction, it came from N.Y. from a lady that had passed away in her 90's. She owned a antique shop. In it was some old prints but I would like to ask you about this picture. I had it looked at in San Dieago by a Lady that dealt in the old Masters and told me she was sure it was real but it had been cut down and put in an old frame and a someone put red felt strips around it to look like a frame. She said, that would effect the value,she was not sure how much but I needed to get it appraised and take it out of the tube, i have it in. What do you think about the way it looks?

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That looks like an image of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza. Yes if you cut a signed print and then glue fabric to it, most will have no interest as it has been quite damaged in the process. If you feel it has a Picasso signature from his own hand, then it needs to be authenticated and sent to art restoration, so the costs to you can get up in to the high hundreds or even more just to get it on the legit market for Picasso works. You have to disclose all history for each piece you sell, so even if you fix it, you still have to disclose that it was once damaged. Steve Wynn sold a Damaged Picasso for many Millions of Dollars, but that was a one of a kind painting sold via a big auction house.

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Dan Twyman
collectdali@aol.com <-- please use my email for any future contact about this work.

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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.

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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.

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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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