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I live in Athens, GA which is about 50 miles North East of Atlanta. I have been collecting rare prints and originals for about 3 years now.  I often purchase pieces that I would like to have appraised for insurance/resale purposes. The problem is finding a reputable appraiser in the area. I have found many appraiser in the Atlanta area but have been unable to verify their credentials. Do you have any advice or a contact that would be able to provide me with a list of reputable appraisers in the area along with references?

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Sorry I can't help.  Check with a few prominent galleries, and go with your own feeling, like when picking a lawyer or doctor who hasn't been referred.  Good luck.  alan.


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Alan Klevit

Expertise

I can provide sound advice on buying, collecting & understanding fine art, especially original works by 20th century masters and leading contemporary artists. I can also explain techniques used to create original works and offer tips on how to tell whether or not a piece is an original work of art.

Experience

I have been active in the art world for twenty-seven years. I owned and operated four galleries and a wholesale showroom on both coasts. We specialized in original works by 20th century masters and emerging artists. I have been an art consultant, artist's representative, lecturer, auctioneer, and curator. I had a radio show for two years, "Today's Art World with Alan Klevit" [Washington, D.C.]; hosted two television shows on the arts for six years [Los Angeles Area]; have written for numerous local papers and international art magazines; and currently write a syndicated column, "The Art Beat." I conduct art auctions for charities throughout the United States, and am a frequent speaker/auctioneer on upscale cruise ships, and at civic organizations and local television shows.







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ART NEWS, ART IN AMERICA, FORECAST MAGAZINE, MALIBU MAGAZINE, PANTARBE.COM, MALIBU CHRONICLE, POTOMAC ALMANAC, GAITHERSBURG GAZETTE, ART DECOR, REGARDIES MAGAZINE.

Education/Credentials
Undergraduate and graduate degrees from Georgetown University and The American University

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