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HELLO MR. TWYMAN,
I HAVE A FLORAL OIL PAINTING SIGNED BY S. HALPERT. IT MEASURES 16 X 20. THE CANVAS AND STRETCHER APPEAR TO BE TURN OF THE CENTURY OR EARLIER. I AM THINKING IT IS AN EARLIER PAINTING BY S. HALPERT. THERE ARE SOME CONDITION ISSUES BUT I CANNOT SEEM TO ATTACH PICS TO THIS SITE.  DO YOU HAVE AN EMAIL ADDRESS I CAN SEND THE PICS TO. THE ONLY BACKGROUND I HAVE IS THE PAINTING CAME FROM THE PRINCETON, NJ AREA. FROM LIMITED INTERNET INFO THE SIGNATURE APPEARS VALID. MY QUESTION IS DO YOU FEEL IT IS AUTHENTIC AND IF SO SHOULD I HAVE RESTORED 1ST BEFORE OFFERING IT FOR SALE OR AS IS.  OBVIOUSLY YOU NEED TO SEE PHOTOS 1ST.  THANK YOU FOR ANY ASSISTANCE YOU MAY AFFORD ME.

REGARDS, GARY

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You are in a small niche market with this artists works.

Many will tell you that changing the condition of an older work can make it less desirable for the collector, while others feel it should be restored.

You should contact a gallery that has history with this artist.  Here is a suggestion:

http://www.hollistaggart.com/

copy and paste the link in your address bar.

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Dan Twyman

Expertise

I can answer questions about Salvador Dali. While I cannot do FREE APPRAISALS, I might be able to help you sell your works. I can also help with Chagall, Miro, Picasso and other 20th Century Masters.

Questions about a type of art or medium can be answered with one response in most cases. Technical issues are easier to deal with than specifics about an artist. If you need help finding values or history on an artist, it will probably involve research that can sometimes take hours to complete. If you have more than one image to send, I will give you an alternate email address as this system cannot handle multiple images.

Experience

Late 70's early 80's Worked for a printer and learned the art or Lithography. Early to mid 80's Managed a publishing company that produced fine art both living and reproductions of the masters. Mid 80's to 2003 Senior Art Consultant with well known broker of Dali, Picasso, Miro, Chagall,Vargas,Max,Warhol and others. 2004 - 2005 Independent Art Consultant. 2005-2006 Beverly Hills Art Gallery(Living Artists) 2006 - Present Salvador Dali Society. Senior Art Consultant.

Organizations
http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/dan-twyman.html

Publications
http://www.artbydan.com Various online art publications.

Education/Credentials
Studied Art History, Methods of printing, Various Mediums. Studied anatomy, sketch art, Complex shading technique, Acrylic technique. Bloch books(Picasso),Salvador Dali publications(extensive). 30 Years life Experience in the arts as an artist, fine art broker,Gallery Director,art consultant.

Awards and Honors
Over 100 awards. Set records in the Art Brokering business.

Past/Present Clients
Major Film Celebs/U.S. Ambassador/ Fortune 500 Company CEO's and high level employees. Over 300 repeat clients in Fine Art. Beverly Hills local and visiting repeat clients.

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