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QUESTION: My wife purchased a Chagall print or lithograph in a large gold and silver frame with Herman Darvick COA on the back. From what I've read it is only Chagall's autograph that is of any value in that Darvick is an autograph collector. What can you tell me about this and its value. Thank you

ANSWER: Herman Darvick was the president of an autograph collectors club. I know some of his autographs have sold for quite a bit of money. While he is considered an expert in autographs and works with a company that sells sports and other types of autographs, I recommend a proper authenticity and appraisal for your work. The paper, watermark, edition number and other things have to be examined. Are you trying to sell it?


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QUESTION: Not trying to sell it just wondered if my wife bought something of any value. I read a statement by Darvick that the pictures are basically taken out of an art book and he or someone had chagall sign it then he put it in a nice frame. What's a ballpark quess on a chagall autograph - a few hundred perhaps? Thank you for your reply

I would imagine the buyer would be looking at the entire work and not just the signature, but It would seem that if the works of Chagall sell in the thousands, then the value of a signature would be in the hundreds or up to the buyer and seller. Salvador Dali's signature with a small crown over the I sold for $2500.00 a few years ago.


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Dan Twyman


I can answer questions about Salvador Dali. While I cannot do FREE APPRAISALS, I might be able to help you sell your works. I can also help with Chagall, Miro, Picasso and other 20th Century Masters.

Questions about a type of art or medium can be answered with one response in most cases. Technical issues are easier to deal with than specifics about an artist. If you need help finding values or history on an artist, it will probably involve research that can sometimes take hours to complete. If you have more than one image to send, I will give you an alternate email address as this system cannot handle multiple images.


Late 70's early 80's Worked for a printer and learned the art or Lithography. Early to mid 80's Managed a publishing company that produced fine art both living and reproductions of the masters. Mid 80's to 2003 Senior Art Consultant with well known broker of Dali, Picasso, Miro, Chagall,Vargas,Max,Warhol and others. 2004 - 2005 Independent Art Consultant. 2005-2006 Beverly Hills Art Gallery(Living Artists) 2006 - Present Salvador Dali Society. Senior Art Consultant.


Publications Various online art publications.

Studied Art History, Methods of printing, Various Mediums. Studied anatomy, sketch art, Complex shading technique, Acrylic technique. Bloch books(Picasso),Salvador Dali publications(extensive). 30 Years life Experience in the arts as an artist, fine art broker,Gallery Director,art consultant.

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Over 100 awards. Set records in the Art Brokering business.

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Major Film Celebs/U.S. Ambassador/ Fortune 500 Company CEO's and high level employees. Over 300 repeat clients in Fine Art. Beverly Hills local and visiting repeat clients.

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