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I current purchased art thru Parkwest Gallery at sea. I was told that the were 40% below market price and they were the only set made! The Art I had Purchased was Dali's Divine Comedy . I  found out that there are thousand of sets and of course I paid to much. Double what they could be bought at another gallery.
With your experience do I have the right to get my money refunded or what course of action should I take. From the e-mails I have read it seems you are familiar with Parwest and there high pricing. Are all sales final when they mislead me into believing something that was cleary false ?

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Tim Vruble

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Tim--first I must clarify something:  I am familiar with Park West, but I never implied they sold high--within range.  The suite was pulled in an edition of several thousand sets, one pull only, never again printed.  I am familiar with their selling, and I would be surprised if they implied that the pieces were one-of-a-kind, which would be the case if only one set was made.  As for   recourse, that is a question for an attorney.  Good luck.  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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