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I have been given what I beleive to be a print by colin maxwell parsons,(thats the signiture anyway) I can not find ant info about this artist except that hes collectable. I am looking to sell the print as I'm not keen. Can you tell me how to check its a print & not a watercolour,the value this artist makes & where & how to sell! I would be gratful for any help!!
Sharon

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Colin Maxwell Parsons is the right signature.  I checked auction records, and, in 2002, a large [49X75 inches] oil painting on canvas sold in England for 180 pounds, about $300 at that time. Nothing more recent.  If it is reproduction, looking at it through a jeweler's loop should reveal rows of dots.  If it is an original print, it would require someone with expertise to differentiate it from a watercolour--perhaps a gallery owner in your area.  You could check with Sotheby's or Christies to determine if Parsons is at a level they might consider for auction.  Otherwise, EBay might be your best bet.  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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