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Some friends of mine inherited a framed, hand-signed litho of Dali's "Slave Market".  A COA from National Art Auction, Patrician Galleries is attached. The front of the print is numbered in pencil 108 of 300 and the signature is in the lower right corner in pencil.  Is the litho legitimate? Is it worth having appraised?  I know there have been some issues with fraudulent Dali prints.  Any information you could give me would be appreciated.  Thanks.

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Isabelle--no such piece is included in THE OFICIAL CATALOG OF THE GRAPHIC WORKS OF SALVADOR DALI by Albert Field [authorized by Dali].  It is not even listed in the category of 'cooperative lithographs,' that is, those based on original paintings or other mediums.  Yet, I am familiar with the piece.  I believe--I have not seen it in 20+ years--that it is based on a SECTION of a painting by Dali.  Did he sign it?  I don't know why he would.  And if it is from an edition of 300, I strongly suspect that there are other editions of the same piece, some on different paper, some with Roman numerals, etc., bringing the total to over a thousand.  Value?  Not much.  Sorry for the news.  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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