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My father bought a signed Dali lithograph from Barclay Gallery (NY) entitled "Caesar in Dalivision" in the early 80s. I am afraid he may have paid $3000 for it.   I think I had heard that Barclay Gallery had since closed in part due to a scandal about selling fake Dali lithographs.  I now have the lithograph, and I am guessing the frame is worth more than the painting, but I just wanted to find out once and for all.  Do you know of anyone I might contact who may know about Barclay and these prints?

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Raju--Unfortunately, your guess is correct.  I have the Official Catalog of the Graphic Works of Salvador Dali by Albert Field & authorized by Dali.  It includes everything considered valid ever attributed to Dali.  "Caesar in Dalivision" is not included.  The piece is worthless.  I am sorry.  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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