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I have an old oil painting and I am trying to track down

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Hello,
I have an old oil painting and I am trying to track down some information on it...it is signed Guston or Gustav...no other name. I have searched for some time now with no luck.
Thank you,
Amy
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Appraisals
Expert:  Rarewares replied 8 months ago.

Hello,
My name isCustomerand I would love to help. There were no photos of the piece that came with your original inquiry.
Please use the Add Files feature on your screen to add pictures of the painting, signature and the back of the completed framing.

http://ww2.justanswer.com/help/how-do-i-send-photo-or-file-expert-hl

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
It appears as the frame was framed....there is a small gold frame that was nailed to a larger one...
Expert:  Rarewares replied 8 months ago.

This painting of a seascape done in warm tones of yellow and brown

with a driftwood style frame was painted in the 1970's by

an unlisted artist named Gustav. The style is that of

the paintings sold in the sidewalk sales in the US

during the 70's by art importers that had studio artists working

for them in Mexico and South America. This painting would

have a current value of $80 to $100 retail.

Some sites that I recommend for selling are Varagesale.com, Ioffer.com, OfferUp.com, Ebay and letgo.com.
You can also go to invaluable.com or liveauctioneers.com and search their directory for an auction house near you and consign to them.

To finish, I will need you to click the five stars at the top right of your screen and hit the green submit button, thanks!