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my wife and i were visting San Francisco and went into a reputable gallery showing his work. my questions are can you negotiate the price with a gallery? how can you research the artist to assure yourself the price is fair? and do you know of this artist and believe his art would be worth collecting?  

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Craig:  You usually can get 5-10% off, occasionally more if you are an astute negotiator.  #2:  tough question, unless the artist is world-renowned with international market so comparable pieces can be found elsewhere.  Which leads to #3:  I do not know the artist, but even if I did, I personally only collect what I LOVE, and when selling to personal clients recommend the same.  However, I would only recommend artists with international markets as really collectible.  There is no guarantee that the most popular and emerging artists will have markets for their works in 10 years or so.  You can ALWAYS sell a Picasso or Chagall original [print or painting], and, over time, historically always for a profit.  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.

Experience

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.

Education/Credentials
Undergraduate and graduate degrees from Georgetown University and The American University

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