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Hi, I recently purchased a series of 5 Picasso prints and I am trying to find out their real value.  They are all numbered in pencil in the lower left and have the printed signature of Le Roi Kagpha.  They are all 8 x 10" prints, black ink only, sketches of dancers.  Can you offer any help?

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Marsha--I have no idea who Le Roi Kagpha is, but if he signed them, they are not by Picasso--perhaps based on Picasso images.  No such original prints by Picasso exist.  These are probably offset lithographs [reproductions]--value limited to that artist's market, which I don't know.  Not any where near the value of Picasso prints.  Good luck.  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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