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I recently purchased on a P&O cruise ship auction a dali lithograph entitled Cyclopean Make Up, numbered in the bottom left v/vxxv and signed in pencil in the bottom right hand corner. This lithograph appears to consist of an etching and a collage. I paid 1800 and since returning have found little information on this piece - can you reassure me?

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Louise--Cyclopean Make Up is part of the suite, IMAGINATIONS AND OBJECTS OF THE FUTURE.  It is legitimate, shown on page 104 of the Official Catalog Raisonee of All the Graphics of Dali.  And you are right:  it is a lithograph with collage and intaglio [etching].  It was pulled in two editions of 250 each, plus an edition of LXXV on japon [rice paper]-- [what you have?], and another 25 artist proofs.  You did not overpay, but you didn't "steal" it, either.  A nice piece--and it is real!  Enjoy.  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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