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In 1983, my former husband paid Original Fine Art, Ltd of NY $4800 for a Orig Etch with hand coloring. The Certificate of Authenticity sites the Name of Workshop/Printer - Atelier Giraudon, Edition Limited to 25 HC's, Arches paper 22" x 30" unframed (framed in museum quality framing), signed.
Is this of any value or just another one of his unwise investments?
Thanks, Janice

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Janice--I certainly cannot speak to 'another of his unwise investments.'  In the early 80s, numerous hand colored etchings came onto the market, based on great Dali paintings.  Dealers even had pictures of Dali signing them.  Dali painted The Last Supper.  He did not create the etching.  Thousands of people were duped into buying numerous etchings of that sort.  Its value would be minimal.  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.

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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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