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I have two Chagall prints that have been in my family for 30 years or so and I'm interested in their valuation for possible sale or insurance purposes.

I would like to send you photos of the prints, but I didn't see a way to attach the photos. How can I do that?

Thanks,
John  

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send them alantheartmaven@hotmail.com.  I must tell you that pictures themselves are inadequate:  they may be reproductions of prints [there are many in the chagall world]; I can't evaluate the paper they are on [lots of chagalls reprinted on different paper]; and a few other things.  I am not a licensed appraiser but will gladly look at them.  You should contact somebody like Christie's or Sotheby's.  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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ART NEWS, ART IN AMERICA, FORECAST MAGAZINE, MALIBU MAGAZINE, PANTARBE.COM, MALIBU CHRONICLE, POTOMAC ALMANAC, GAITHERSBURG GAZETTE, ART DECOR, REGARDIES MAGAZINE.

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Undergraduate and graduate degrees from Georgetown University and The American University

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