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Mr. Klevit,
I recently purchased a numbered lithograph (#836/1700) of Salvador Dali's "Lincoln in Dalivision" at a small thrift shop for a minimal amount. Attached to the back of the lithograph, which was matted and framed, was the certificate of sale from 1989 for $195. What is this lithograph worth today?

Thank you for your assistance,
Dustin

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Dustin:  I have bad news.  The original lithograph was executed in several editions of 200-250.  Numerous subsequent editions were created by greedy art dealers and Dali had nothing to do with them.  It is probably worth the minimal amount you infer.  But it is really cool.  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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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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