Fine Art/Leroy Neiman

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Dear Alan,

I recently attended an art Auction in San Francisco where serigraph works by Leroy Neiman were sold for around half the cost of the "gallery Prices". For example, a piece called Left Bank Cafe, which I really like, was listed at $11,000 (gallery price) and sold for $5800. My question is, does Neiman's serigraph have any collectible value?  

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Roy--there is definitely a niche market for Neiman's serigraphs.  Collectible value?  That presumes a market for his work 10-20-30 years from now.  In other words, a place or vehicle to sell it.  Who knows?  I prefer works by masters with international markets.  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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