A signed Salvador Dalí woodcut print turned up in thrift shop

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when i was a teenager i had a terrible job (/mlm cult indentured servitude) selling framed art prints to businesses door-to-door. i was the reason “no soliciting” signs exist. once, driving through the resort towns of colorado, i stopped at a business and held up my wares, which must have been two framed dali prints. the business owner replied, “no thanks, i have originals!” and rather than scooting me away as was the custom, invited me in to gaze at flat-file drawers full of unseen dali drawings. it was really neat but i still couldn’t afford to eat that day.

p.s. the comment link for this story is broken i came in the back way because that’s what solicitors do.

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If I invited you in to see my Dali prints (if I had any) and you showed an interest I’d at least offer you a beverage. Then again that level of conscientiousness might be why I don’t have any Dali prints, as much as I like his work.
And on the third hand if I did have that kind of money to throw around I might not waste it on Dali prints since I know he signed stacks of blank sheets.

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Ugh… This summer I saw a huge George Bucquet cast glass bowl like this one at a charity store that shall remain unnamed. To their credit, they were asking a solid price given their usual clientele, but still only 1/4 of what a gallery could get for the same work.

I did point this out and suggest they contact the local gallery…

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Everybody knows that he cultivated the ability to sign prints with both hands
to speed up the process, right?

I’m not saying that it’s not legit but didn’t they find a stash of blank but signed canvases when he died too?

/Source: my mom who studied him for a bit
//Me: no art historian by any means

I hadn’t heard that.
Now I have.
I’m not surprised.

I’m among those who take the process of surrealism
too seriously so I can’t stand his work.
Nor that Damn Magritte guy either.

These late period prints frequently pop up on eBay

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