Hello, my name is***** there any information on the drawing that identifies it as the work of Utrillo?
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I received you images. The work could be by Maurice UTRILLO (1883-1955). With works by major artists there is always the issue of authenticity. In the case of Utrillo there are two recognized experts. Jean Fabris, a French art historian and secretary to the painter's widow and Paul Petrides, who as a world-recognized authority. Next the art market in general is very volatile. In the case of Utrillo, so far in 2015 21 watercolors have come to auction only 7 sold with hammer prices ranging from $2,000.00 to $38,000.00. Assuming you have an original work by Utrillo that would be the estimated auction value. The good news is that since 2000 the value of Maurice Utrillo's work is up by 14%. I hope this answers your question. All the best Tim
Since the artist signed the work he must have been happy with it. Maurice had a drinking problem and he would often produce a painting to trade for a bottle of wine. Most Maurice Utrillo authentications cost $1,500. If you are looking to sell, you should contact either: Bonhams , New York NY or Sotheby's, New York NY. You can ask them for an estimate.
To authenticate costs $1,500.00
The auction house will look at it and tell you if they can sell it for free. No I would not insure it.
Here is the link to International Foundation for Art Research that does authentications: http://www.ifar.org/authentication.php They will let you know what they need.
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