Good afternoon, my name is***** am an IRS qualified fine art appraiser. Thank you for your question about
George CRIONAS (1925-2004). I will look at his current standing in the art market for you.
Here is the information on your Artist:
Artist Biography: George C. Crionas was born in Detroit, MI on Sept. 25, 1925. Crionas lived in Michigan before moving to southern California. He died in Canoga Park, CA on March 24, 2004. He often painted clowns. Source: E***** *****, "Artists in California, 1786-1940" .
Your works are limited edition prints (mixed media on paper). Look to the lower left you have 234/300
These are works produced in multiples rather than an original.
The values that we give are based on actual sales records not asking prices. Which I know are very high for this artist. I looked at 2,700 auction results for works by George CRIONAS the highest sales for one like yours was $250.00 to $300.00. That would be for each of your prints.
I found no evidence that he did reverse painting. When I look at the image you posted of the "Touts" I see the paper beneath. An easy test is: If you take the glass off is the painting on the glass or on the paper behind?
Are you planning on buying this?
With this artist, as with any work of art, is how important his work is and if there is a collector base for it. With George CRIONAS there is little or no market. I know the online asking prices are high. But the reality is that of the 2700 pieces by this artist that have come to auction only 65 sold for less than $500.00. The best his original work has ever sold for is $425.00. that was in 2007 by 2015 $250.00 is the value for the Touts. For 'The Racing Form' $125.00, if that considering the subject.