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I have a question about a Dali woodcut. It is the Paradise (Heaven) series of woodcuts. It is Canto 2 (An angel kneeling in prayer wearing blue). I have seen this in different galleries. In one the woodcut is signed and it appears to be by Dali. In another gallery it is not signed. Both galleries claim that they are Dali woodcuts. My questions are (1) is it possible that they are both Dali woodcuts and (2) if not which is the one I have the best chance at being authetic.
   Thank you for your time,
     Chris

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Chris--they are both authentic.  The Divine Comedy Suite of 100 woodcuts by Dali was executed in several thousand editions, of which several hundred were signed.  There has never been a shadow cast on their authenticity.  It IS possible that some unscrupulous dealers could forge Dali's signature on unsigned pieces, so I could not attest as to the signature.  Many, by the way, were signed in several colors of crayon.  Alan.

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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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Undergraduate and graduate degrees from Georgetown University and The American University

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