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Please send a close up, clear picture of the signature.

If there is any information on the back, please send a picture of that as well.

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It appears some white paint dots were added after the painting was signed. I cannot read the letter under the white dot.

I cannot locate an artist that signed paintings "Carrin." I have gone through six artist directories.

Can you look at this in person and see what it might be? Is there a signature on the other painting that might be more clear?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I went back to my estate list. It says Louis card an enamel on copper.

Are you saying the artist was Louis Card?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Cardan

These are Louis Cardin (FRENCH, 1931 - ) enamel works on copper. They date the last quarter of the 20thC.

"Louis Cardin is one of the most gifted contemporary inheritors of the proud tradition of enameling. A student of the famed Parisian artist Andre 'L Hote, Cardin employs the vocabulary of the Impressionism in this expressive medium."

When assessing an artist's work, appraisers must look at completed sales of works by the same artist. Art gallery sales prices are private.
We must then go to auction sales prices which are public. When using comparable work by the same artist, medium, subject matter and size are factors to be considered.
Appraisers most often use price per square inch of previously sold comparable works by the same artist as a measure of value.

Using this widely accepted method of assessment, I determined an ESTIMATED AUCTION VALUE of $350-500 for each of your pieces.

As for retail value, I have seen art sell for 4 to 10 times auction values depending on the tastes of the art gallery owner as well as location of the gallery.

In general, a private seller to a dealer or via consignment can expect 30-60% of estimated retail value.

Insurance replacement values are usually about 20% more than retail values.

If you wish to sell, these are my suggestions -

The internet has your widest pool of buyers. To sell close to estimated retail try the following -

Try ads on sites such as

https://www.artbrokerage.com/help/selling-art

http://www.rubylane.com/art

http://www.askart.com/Ads_Individual.aspx

https://www.artnet.com/auctions/all-artworks/?utm_campaign=bannerad&utm_source=080514auctionsevergreen&utm_medium=link

http://www.artvalue.com

http://www.artprice.com/marketplace/sell-an-artwork

Some like Etsy.com where you can set up your store for free and the selling fees are small - 20 cents to list an item plus 3.5% of the final price.

Or list with no fees whatsoever:

http://forum.findartinfo.com/default.asp?CAT_

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