Fine Art/Dali print
I am thinking of purchasing a print by Dali entitled "The Coach and the Fly", it is based on the 12 fables by La Fontaine. The print is from a limited run of 62, it has the signature of Dali in right corner and the print number on the left. Furthermore, it has the capitals EA beside the print number. i am told this represents that fact this print has come from the personal collection of Dali. I have seen the print out of the frame and when you hold it up to the light there is a watermark, which looks like a heart with two horizontal line through it. I am informed this is the watermark of Arches paper. My question is, am I been told a series of tall stories in order to purchase a fake?
Any help would be much appreciated.
The rule of thumb I use to determine whether a Dali print is a 'good' work is when it was produced. Prints prior to 1978 have a substantially higher chance of being authentic than works produced later than 1978. A terrific reference for Dali prints is "The Official Catalog of the Graphic Works of
Salvador Dali" by Albert Field. Check this website for ordering details www.daliarchives.com/catalog.htm .