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Hello.  I have acquired a signed piece of artwork. I can barely make out the spelling of the artist's name. Also, there is some type of oriental writing on the other side of the signature.  I do not read that type of language so I don't know what it says.  It also has 100/200 on it.  I want to know where or how to find if this is a valuable piece of art or not and something about the artist. It is not dated. I was told that it was purchased in DC.  It is a pencil drawing with lots of characters within the picture.  The pictures seem to be a dragon or something evil at the top, several faces and seemingly emotions.

Thank you for any assistance you can provide.

Myra  

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Myra--what you have is a limited edition print.  The 100/200 means that there are two hundred such prints, and you have #100.  Thus, it is not a drawing, which by definition is a one of a kind.  Regarding value, only an appraiser or perhaps art dealer could tell you, upon inspection of the piece.  Good luck with it.  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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