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Hi there.

About 15 years ago, my husband and I picked up a signed Chagall lithograph in Johannesburg, South AFrica.  We are attempting to find out the value of the art piece, but cannot find any pictures on the internet which matches. It is 14/18 and is black bacground with white artwork -- it looks like a self portrait.  

Can you pls advise either (1) how we can find a good appraiser here in South Africa, or (2) where on the internet we can find information on the value of the piece.  Thanks for your assistance.  

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I am not familiar with the art scene in South Africa and cannot help regarding an apprqaiser there.  Your best bet is to contact Sotheby's or Christie's Auction houses and say you are interested in selling a Chagall--what do they think it might bring at auction.  I am concerned about 14/18--a quick perusal of my Chagall catalogs did not reveal any editions in that size.  Good luck.  Alan.

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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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