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Dear Sir,
I am about to buy a Chagall print, edited from S.P.A.D.E.M.,from the Arabian nights series, edition 333, 10 X 8.5 inches (image) ON 15.5 X 13 inches (paper), with dry stamp in the middle, pencil numbered in the left corner(?/333) and  hand signed by Chagall in the right corner. So my question is, did Chagall sign any pieces from this edition? The sellers url is: http://www.elithographs.com/CHAGALLETCHINGS.html
Thank you in advance,
sincerely,
Vartan

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The dry stamp in the middle is certainly not typical on Chagall original lithographs.  Can I say Chagall didn't sign them?  No.  But a signed & numbered Chagall original lithograph is worth from $5,000 to $50,000.  If you owned one, why would you be willing to sell it for a tenth or less?  I wouldn't, either.  Which is why I wouldn't buy it.  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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