Fine Art/Picasso

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I bought a print for $2.00 at a yard sale last week just for the frame and glass.  Just the other day my 8 year old son was upset because he couldn't draw a person/face.  I Googled Picasso to show him that his work was different.  I came across a similar print as the one I had bought at the yard sale.  I looked up more Picasso's and found it, 1962 Dove.  I took the print 30"x 22" out of the frame and I expected it to be just a regular print.  It is actually on a different paper.  It has on the right handside (embossed?)the number 15 with a straight line down with 2 lines across it in the middle and then what looks like 90 or 96; under it was the name LANA.  On the top right hand is a small skull which appears embossed also.  Is this just a reproduction?  I know there must be plenty of fakes out there.

Your response would be greatly appreciated.

Doris Day

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Yes, Doris, it is a reproduction--not a fake--simply a reproduction.  A wonderful image, though, so enjoy it--and I think it is great that you introduced your son to my favorite artist.  By the way, the much older Doris Day was my favorite singer.  Alan Klevit.

NOTE:  Check out Alan's latest book, ART COLLECTING 101, at www.booklocker.com [there is a Picasso on the cover].

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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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