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I have reserved an etching for purchase with this description: ORIGINAL PABLO PICASSO ETCHING AFTER INK
DRAWING FROM 1952, NUMBERED E.A. (ARTIST'S
PROBE) AND HAND SIGNED IN PENCIL BY THE ARTIST
HIMSELF 10.5 X 13.5 INCHES; COMMENSURATE WITH
AGE FINE CONDITION
I have a picture of the piece and it comes from a source (elithographs.com) with 2 questionable pieces in prior opinions you have given.  The etching appears to have a printed signature of Picasso and a pencil signature next to it.  This I have never seen before.  The price is great ($1000) and seems to be good to be true.  What do you think ?  

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Ramon--the short answer:  Yes.  Too good to be true.  The long answer:  the fact that it is an "etching after a drawing" means it is not an original etching, for which Pablo created an original image on the plate.  Good intuition.  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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