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Hello Alan,

My boyfriend is currently on a Carnival cruise which has an art auction. He is considering buying a signed Dali lithograph called VALUE OF MOSES. The price is $13,500 and they are telling him the value will raise substantially. He's asked me to research this, but everything I find on the Internet seems to suggest this would be a bad investment. Do you know anything about this piece and could you advise whether you think he should purchase or pass?

Thank you so much for all your help!

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Indigo--First:  There are a number of pieces with Moses as the subject, but no such title of an original lithograph in the Albert Field Official Catalog of the Graphic Works of Salvador Dali.  Even if there is such a piece and the title is wrong, I would never pay anything close to that price for a Dali lithograph.  Alan Klevit

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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.

Experience

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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