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Could you please provide me with the Catalogue by Mourlot information on Le clown fleuri and Le jeu des acrobates?  The ones I am considering are not signed.
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Can you please provide some tips to verify the authenticity of original Chagall lithographs?

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CWA:
Every original Chagall lithograph is listed, with a picture, in the 6 volume Catalog by Mourlot.  Not there.  Not original.  The catalog tells size of paper, size of image, and kind of paper used in the printing.  He pencil signed most, did some that were in two editions, one signed, the other unsigned, usually with different margins and on different paper, all spelled out.  Finally, you should know there are still fakes out there, also talked about in the catalog [I believe vol 6]; and offset reproductions of originals, which you can identify by examining through a jeweler's loop--look for rows of dots, which represents the 4-color process used.  In other words, take it to an expert.  Good luck.  Alan Klevit.

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CWA--they are original lithographs executed by Chagall for inclusion in his catalog.  They are in editions of 10,000, lovely to look at, but not really 'investments,' if that is your reason for purchase.  Although I have not seen them on the market in years, comparable pieces sell in the " hundreds of dollars" range.  Good luck.  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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