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i have a pair of dali lithographs, this set of two is sold as one. if you place them side-by-side they match in lines to make one print. they both are numbered the same in pencil, #'s 267/375. there is one signed by dali in pencil and the other is an embossed singnature. they picture- on one, the persistence of memory. the other has a giraff with a fired neck, a bust of dali with a lobster on his head. the mountians or hill s in the forground are orange and mathch up if you put the two together. can you tell me the title of them or anything about them being a true dali creation? thank you very much for the time, and anything you can tell me.

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Brian--sorry for the delay.  I forgot to inform anyone I was going out of town.  Your request is difficult to answer.  Persistence of Memory is an oil painting.  An etching was made of it and later a lithograph "interpretation" or "after" was created, not, according to the official catalog of the graphic works of Salvador Dali [pp 238, 252,255].  The other piece is familiar and is probably a d'apres [after] lithograph, created from a painting.  They may have been packaged and sold as a pair.  It is certainly not how Dali envisioned them and he did them years apart.  True Dali creation?  Sort of--his images; doubtful if his graphics or signature.  Enjoy them but don't expect them to be a great investment--too many cloudy issues.  Good luck.  Alan.

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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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