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Dear Alan:
I write mystery/suspense novels.  The project I'm working on now involves the art world, and I'm wondering if you could give me a ballpark figure for what two sketches (charcoals?) by Henri Matisse would have been worth some twenty years ago.
I realize that's not a lot of information, I can vary the size and subject of the works, but I don't want to look foolish and put down a ridiculously high or low figure.
Your help would be appreciated.
Jerry Kennealy

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Jerry, a simple drawing--pen and ink was a favorite medium for drawing by Matisse--would be $15-$20 thousand in the 1980's.  Could you give me the names of other works you have penned?  I have not had the opportunity to "check you out on line!"  I have had three books published and am interested in other writers.  Good luck with your project.  My personal email is alantheartmaven@hotmail.com.
Alan.

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Alan Klevit

Expertise

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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