Fine Art/DALI

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I have this print I guess is what you call it. The drawings of st john at the cross by dali. When I was trying to research this all of the prints have writing down on the bottom and mine doesn't. Also right down below his feet it has I guess a stamp signature not sure with G dali in a circle can you please give me some information on this and what should I do with it? The paper is not canvas but not then paper either. It feels like the paper that you matte a print with if that make sense? As you can tell I really don't know alot about art.

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Mar--It sounds like you have a 'print' [yes, that is what you call it], perhaps published by Gala Publishers.  Gala was the name of Dali's wife.  Most matting is paper, just a different grade and thickness, although some are covered with fabric.  The piece has dubious value.  What should you do with it?  If you like it, frame it, hang it and enjoy it.  I don't think you can sell it for much if you want to get rid of it.  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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