My name is***** have been dealing in and appraising art work for over 40 years, and I can help you with this. Please tell me the name of the artist? I see that this has 1/50 after the signature. This usually refers to a limited edition such as a giclee or lithograph. Original oil paintings don't usually have a number. Please let me know.
I love his work, however; I can't find any public sales results for original works. From what I understand the original was auctioned in 1997 in Santa Fe for charity. This is very hard to value based on this sale. Charity auctions are notorious for high prices, as many times the buyer can get a tax write off as a donation and obtain a very nice work of art in the process In my opinion this could be worth 6 figures, but I can't find any market data to back this up. Therefore I can't in good faith put a value any where close to what they are asking for this. I will opt-out of this question and open thisvup for other experts to give you an opinion.