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We purchased a framed Michael Delacroix print/painting at a local flea market.  The picture is approximately  27x19.  It has been professionally framed.  I cannot find out anything about this particular print.  It is a blue farmhouse with animals and a tractor, trailor, barn, horses and cows and people.  The tree leaves are of a fall color, some trees are bare.  Can you tell me anything about this print.  Thank you, Kim

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Kim--If the image does not have wide [2-3 inch] margins all around and a penciled in set of numbers in the lower left and pencil signature in lower right margin, it is highly likely that it is an offset lithograph.  Look at it through a high powered jeweler's loop or magnifying glass to see the rows of dots which compose the color composition.  It's value would be that of the "professional frame," by which I assume you mean custom framed, since it is an odd size.  M. Delacroix original lithographs were not created in that odd size, generally on 22X30 paper, sometimes on half sheets [22X15].  His naif [primitive] style was extremely popular in the 1970s and 80s [we had many followers in our galleries], and he produced hundreds--perhaps thousands--of images.  Enjoy it.  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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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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