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I have inherited a Chagall original,signed lithograph "Avenue de la Victoire A Nice et la Cote D'Azure".It is numbered 103/150. I have seen it on Ebay selling for $36,000.00. I know that their prices are full retail, but I would like to sell this piece and I don't know where to start. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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Judy--I am not sure what to tell you.  If $36,000 is full retail, only you know how much less you are willing to take.  You could let Sotheby's auction it, for example, and get perhaps in the low 20's; or you could offer it on eBay for something in between.  It is your decision, but now you at least have the parameters.  Good luck.  alan.

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Alan Klevit

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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.

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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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Undergraduate and graduate degrees from Georgetown University and The American University

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