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(WTSP)   Signed Salvador Dali etching found at Goodwill: 'It just showed up in our donation stream'   (wtsp.com) divider line 4
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5714 clicks; posted to Main » on 19 Nov 2012 at 2:46 AM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-11-19 09:04:27 AM  
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FarkingAussie: NowhereMon: Dali was well known for forging himself, signing blank canvases, producing his work in a factory-like evirionment with the vast majority of his work being done by "assistants" etc. The piece might be worth something, or it might not. Say what you want about Dali, but he was truly ahead of his time. Plus Dali prices have never really recovered from this.


This, plus the market was flooded with fakes made by other people in the 80s. Dali etchings, even real ones, are practically worthless. Unless you really like them, in which case put 'em on your wall and enjoy 'em. But don't think they're going to make you rich...
2012-11-19 03:09:54 AM  
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Tellingthem: FarkingAussie: NowhereMon: Dali was well known for forging himself, signing blank canvases, producing his work in a factory-like evirionment with the vast majority of his work being done by "assistants" etc. The piece might be worth something, or it might not. Say what you want about Dali, but he was truly ahead of his time.

Plus Dali prices have never really recovered from this.. Link

A lot of famous or popular artists do this. They come up with a basic idea or design and then just sign it when it's done. What even worse to me is the amount of auction price fixing that goes on. The whole art world in itself is quite a shady business.

Heh i used to work for a gallery that had a few locations. One day we get a phone call from a sister store asking if we were raided by the FBI too. They had "unknowingly" sold a fake Rembrandt and it was intercepted in shipment. So the FBI came in and confiscated all their computers and some other records. I guess they never found any evidence they they knowingly sold them...but I wasn't quite so convinced.


i know a few people in the business. what you stated was quite accurate: "The whole art world in itself is quite a shady business." doubly so where there is real $ involved.

as with other collectables, best bet (unless it's for true investment purposes) is to buy what you like. that way you enjoy, you can't go wrong. the world is filled with wonderful artists, most will never get half an even break. the big mouth promoted showmen who loudly proclaim to be original and wonderful get attention. undeserved attention.
2012-11-19 03:09:50 AM  
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I agree with Sister Wendy Beckett. Dali has technical chops, but the stuff he creates is grotesque and unappealing.
2012-11-18 11:19:31 PM  
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Most dali etchings on ebay over the last 90 days have sold for well under $500. And were more accessible art than the one they are offering.

Best of luck to 'em.
 
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