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How do I authenticate a Picasso lithograph titled "Femme Nue" 61/150 signed in pencil. Date on the certificate of authenticity is 5-July 1971. The certificate comes from New York Galleria signed by James Spiner.  From what I have read so far in this forum it does augur well.  Await your help and reply, thank you.  

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Aurora--the date of the certificate is irrelevant.  Picasso did not create any lithographs after 1969.  I cannot find a piece with that exact title in the Official Catalog of Picasso Lithographs.  However, find the date on the image [a great identifier that Picasso used, since he didn't actually title his graphics!], and send me the date as a followup and I will check it out, since the catalog is chronological.  As an additional 'aid,' send me measurements, too.  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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