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Dear Alan,

Thanks for your expertise in this forum. I recently purchased a
Picasso lithograph (the blue dove) that is unsigned but appears
to be authentic in all other respects. It is on arches paper and
has a small embossed copyright statement in french "editions
combat pour la paix copyright S.P.A.D.E.M. Paris." It is not
signed. Do you think this is a pulled or offset litho? Can you
muse the possible circumstance for this piece?

Thanks for your help,
Rick

Answer
Rick--I have looked through every page of my Picasso Catalog of Lithographs, published by F. Mourlot.  There is no record of such an edition.  I may or not be a pulled lithograph, but certainly was not pulled by or under the auspices of Picasso.  That image was such a world-wide popular one, and so easy to knock off, who knows what's out there?  I hope you didn't pay much.  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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Undergraduate and graduate degrees from Georgetown University and The American University

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