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  • in reply to: Sotheby’s, New Bond Street #9322

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    A wonderful painting indeed (can't help thinking that neck is too thick!) – the report however states there is some staining on the canvas so I guess that may hold the price down a tad.But I would certainly like to own it - it is a huge piece.

    in reply to: The Marybook question #9564

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    Good grief I don't know

    in reply to: Sotheby’s, New Bond Street #9320

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    Whats the general concensus of hammer price ?

    in reply to: Here we go again… #8929

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    According to the seller:

    ...it appears to be a preliminary for another work?

    So that's 3 versions (that we know about)of a painting capturing the transient anger of a man facing imminent death. You have to admire Robert's sangfroid and sheer thoroughness at such a difficult time.Isn't it fascinating, though, how this picture has become iconic to the forgers — such a difficult image in so many ways. It's just a shame the appearance of the fakes didn't precede the auction at which the Estate sold it — that might have prevented that particular blunder. I guess it is eminently fakeable because of the sketchiness of the original (and the price fetched) — not many hacks would take on this baby:4FQQ6-smaller-W05713-203.jpg

    Sorry Jack especially as this is the second question I've asked you tonight, but despite reading your post here a number of times I still don't understand the link with the self portrait you have included - are you saying this is the most faked ?

    in reply to: Self-portrait on eBay #8983

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    Do you therefore think the asking price is about right Jack ?

    in reply to: Signed/Numbered print of Anna – The Last Judgement #8838

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    Last one on Ebay went for around £600

    in reply to: The Doorstep Salesman #8722

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    in reply to: Painting Sighting #8303

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    True some people are very optimistic but any avenue to purchase has to be explored before venturing into galleries asking for 100-200% markups on prints and Monet type price tags for originals !

    in reply to: What the Dickins?! #8339

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    lol – Boobs definately better on the fake but Robert needs to get that left leg sorted out which is severly broken in at least two places !!!!

    in reply to: Mark Spain #6518

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    Only just found this thread and as someone who owns both I can confirm, sorry, that if you bought a limited edition Mark Spain you WILL have lost money on nearly every piece of work if not all if as mentioned in the thread earlier appreciation is an issue.If buying an original with the possible exception of 'Rue St Laurent' you almost certainly won't make a profit on what you paid the gallery either for a Mark Spain original !The gallery prices for ROL work prove I think beyond all reasonable doubt that placing Spain and Lenkiewicz in the same or even similar leagues is totally absurd either in terms of quality IMHO and certainly value.Whatever Mark Spains you have they are not going to pay your nursing home fees when the time comes I'm afraid and at the rate Washington Green demand he churns them out and more importantly the big edition sizes, you're not likely to be (from 10yds its now impossible to tell his work from Vettriano!!)

    in reply to: Prices for signed Limited Edition Prints #8267

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    I suspect you may wish to know what you can sell them for ie what they're worth so the retail price is irrelevant given your average galleries greed.If you pay £1000 for Paper Crowns you've been mugged ! It regulary fails to reach £500 on Ebay.Your average art gallery mark-up is between 100-200%. Certainly Washington Green for sure work between these margins. If buying for investment the vast majority of work (LE's) will lose you money faster then a new car unless you choose wisely.

    in reply to: Prices for signed Limited Edition Prints #8265

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    £600,?,£350,£400.

    in reply to: art2frame #8203

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    Girl in Straw Hat is £12000 and Italian girl in Red Dress which I would love to own is a monster £22000.

    in reply to: art2frame #8201

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    I enquired about these myself – breathtaking prices (as in massively over the top)!!Clearly attempting to jump on a wagon which appears to me to be slowly down quite quickly.

    in reply to: Bearnes 2 November #8142

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