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I am looking at a print that is described as, 'There is some toning to the paper but it is otherwise in excellent shape. The toning isn't too bad but it is there.' I was just wondering how much that would affect the price or if it could even make it mostly worthless. The specific print is from the Divine Comedy series. Is it better to just completely avoid prints like this?

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Chris--I'm not sure what they mean by 'toning.' If it is fading or browning, [caused by exposure to light], it depends on how much.  Worthless?  Probably not.  Worth half or less--that's all I would pay [and only if I loved it!]  Only you know if you will be bothered or distracted.  Again:  "steal it" or pass.  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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