Fine Art/Dali etching

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I would like some info on a print my dad bought late 60's early 70's. The etching is of Robert Kennedy and appears to be above a moutain. The whole face takes up 85% of the etching with the mountain taking up the rest. The original is 8x10 and is X/LX. The etching is black and white. I cannot tell if a copper plate was the original plate or not.

I'd like to know the history and +/- $ value. I'd like to send a digital pics I have which shows signature series number and of course the etching.Please advise I how this can be done.

Stephen Kaplun  

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Hello Stephen,

Your Salvador Dali print is part of a series of Famous Men.  It contained 5 original etchings of Albert Einstein; Sigmund Freud; Moshe Dayan; David Ben-Gurion and finally your print John Kennedy. The original etching is 17.5 x 12.5 cm on 37.3 x 28.3 cm. Printed in a Tirage of 154 + proofs in various editions including numeric and Roman numeral; of which yours is. Most of the edition was printed in sanguine. The Roman numeral editions were in black and white. The release date was 1968.

This is not an appraisal; just an estimate based on similar work that has sold at auction. The few instances at auction I found had the print selling between $450-800. Remember this is wholesale, not retail.

Best regards,
Dolly

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Dolly D Headley

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I can assist with identification, acquisition, sell representation, and care of fine art prints and original paintings. Some of my artist specialties include Henri Toulouse Lautrec, California Artists, and the Modern Masters. I can also assist with information on getting professional appraisals and authentication.

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Dolly D. Headley, owner of Headley Fine Art, LLC, has provided consultative art services to retail gallery clients in Sausalito, CA, and at www.headleyfineart.com since 1998. With over 14 years experience as a Senior Art Consultant, Gallery Director, and an extensive art research library; Ms. Headley has provided hundreds of people with her high quality personalized consultation services and solid guarantee of satisfaction. Dolly is a volunteer at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

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Bachelor of Science; Self taught with thousands of hours research and retail gallery consulting. Personalized mentorship from various experts in the industry.

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