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have two ink, water colour, pics signed by artist "Herbolet" one is a Paris street scene, the other is a river bridge pic. I believe they are origonals---how can I tell?--- would appreciate anything you can tell me about the artist

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Dear Mike,  Second question first.  I do not know anything about the artist.  Keep in mind that the streets of Paris have more artists roaming them than you can imagine,many quite talented.  I once bought my daughter a painting from an artist outside Notre Dame.  It is exquisite and she loves it.  As for how to tell an original from a reproduction/print:  look at the colors through a jeweler's loop.  If a reproduction, the colors will break down into rows of dots, indicating the 4-color process of offset lithography was used.  If not dots, PROBABLY original.  Not foolproof but 80% accurate indicator.  Enjoy the art.  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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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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