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I ran across a gallery in New Haven, CT called White Space. They claim to have 12 lithographs by Dali discovered after his death. The papers were-presigned but allegedly authenticated by Albert Fields. My questions...does this sound too good to be true? Wouldn't a find such as this create a lot of attention in the Dali world? Would thes be of any value other then the nice frames?

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Allen--interesting questions.  Are they signed on the back by Fields?  Are they in the Dali Catalog Raisonee put together by Fields and which came out after Dali's death?  Let me know the name[s] of a piece or two, and I will check, since I have the Fields Catalog.  Another question, if Dali "presigned" the paper, how could Albert authenticate blanks?  The Dali world is so full of strange stuff, this might not cause a stir.  By the way, when you give me a name or two, let me know edition size, publisher and price.  Alan Klevit.

Reply - They are signed by Fields. I do not know if they are in the book by Fields however, that is one of the things I hope to find out. The names are "Disntergrating Mother & Child" and "Surrealist Flower". Fields is supposed to have authenticated the signature, lithographs, and printing process after Dali's death. I am not sure of the publisher but there are twelve lithographs each between 0 and 100. Most rangein price from 500 to 3k. Here is their web site www.Dalilithographs.com.


Allen

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Here's my take:  Fields notwithstanding, Dali had nothing to do with these lithographs.  If a great chromist drew litho plates/stones of Michelangelo's "Cystine Chapel," could they be considered unsigned Michelangelo lithographs because he did the original?  Not in my book.  I wouldn't pay $1000 for any of them, but that's me.  If you LOVE a couple, buy them for pure aesthetic pleasure, not with a remote idea of investment.  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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