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Hi,
 Thanks for your time. Would you mind please looking at these two auctions and giving me your opinion on their authenticity? I'd love any information you can provide and appreciate your service.
Have a great day!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=019&item=290017121038&rd=1&sspa

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=005&item=150019847745&rd=1&sspa

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Tiffany, I am currently out of the country and don't have catalogs and references with me.  Also, really don't have inclination or time to go on line--this is costing me quite a bit per minute to write to you.  However, I would NOT buy a Matisse on line, except from a relative or someone I know.  Very pervasive market, with more fakes than originals out there.  If it is not many, many thousands of dollars, Matisse probably had nothing to do with it.  Can't say on the Chagall, but will look up next Monday or Tuesday, if not too late.  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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