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HI there,
My parents have 2 Robert Woods art pieces in their basement.
They are on a thick backing of some sort. 1 is the  Grand Tetons and has his signature with 56 underneath it. How do you tell if it is original or repo? The other one is another grand tetons but a different print with only his name in the corner. The one print looks like it has brush strokes all over it. If you can give some info on these 2 paintings that would be great.  Thank You!  

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Shelley--a print is not a painting.  It is a print.  The signature was reproduced along with the image when the painting was photographed, probably with the 4-color separation process.  In short, you have prints, not originals.  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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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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