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We are thinking of purchasing an original Tarkay painting

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Hello, we are thinking of purchasing an original Tarkay painting (acrylic on canvas) but were wondering the value as we'd be purchasing this for eventual resale.
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Customer: There is a certificate of authenticity from the seller, as well as an original certificate from the original sales manager (I believe they said it was Perry or something).
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Customer: No, I think thats all. Thanks.
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Appraisals
Expert:  rusufdavi replied 6 months ago.
HelloThank you for making your question to JustAnswer. My name is*****'m an Antiques Expert and I will try to help you with your particular inquiry. Please, don't hesitate to contact me any time or to make follow up questions if needed. Could you provide the size and type of painting? If it's possible, could you also tell me the title of the piece? Thanks
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Hello Robert, it is an original acrylic on canvas and measures 18"x22". It is untitled.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Is there any other information you need to asses the value? Like a photo of the picture? We need to make a decision on the purchase by tomorrow, so any input you could provide asap would be much appreciated. Thank.
Expert:  rusufdavi replied 6 months ago.
Itzchak Tarkay (1935-2012). Tarkay is especially known for his scenes of women at leisure, and his strong vibrant palette. His subjects of café scenes recall Impressionism, while his colors and abstraction hark to post-Impressionism and Expressionism. Tarkay was born on the Yugoslav-Hungarian border and survived WW II in a concentration camp for a year at the age of 9. His family eventually emigrated to Israel. He has exhibited around the globe. Regarding the value of the painting, I have just perform a market research of similar sold items. I performed the research based upon the most recent finished auctions and private sells, so the value given is the real market value of the painting. This is the only way to know the exact value.The value will be in the range of 10,000-16,000$. Please, use the stars to rate my answer or let me know if I can help you any further!

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