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I have a reproduction Utrillo and I was wondering what it is titled,(as I can't find it anywhere), and if it is worth anything? It looks like a Parisian scene, a narrow street with tall houses on each side, the street leads to very steep steps which people are walking up. It's mostly painted in light browns. It is painted on canvas, and stamped: 'A genuine FIEHL reproduction - made in England' on the back. The front is signed 'Maurice Utrillo V' at the bottom. I can feel the texture of the oil paint . Can you help please?

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Dear Francis,  I can't help you with the title, but you could go to a good book store with a good art book section, which might have books of Utrillo works and find it there.  As for value, a 'genuine'reproduction is still a reproduction, with unlimited amounts printed, and could be printed again [yes, even on canvas with texture--you are NOT feeling oil because there is none].  Its value is whatever it originally sold for or what a reproduction would sell for now, certainly under $100.  Enjoy 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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Undergraduate and graduate degrees from Georgetown University and The American University

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