Anyone good with ART?..Need Help

I’ll go as high as $1.25 for the lot…:slight_smile:

German for “What, me worry?”

I think you have acquired the lost artwork of Alfred E. Newman.

lol…just when you really need assistance…comedians are born…:wink:

actually in nice frames with proper matting…will LOOK awesome on my wall…considering they cost me nothing…I can’t wait to get the mona lisa on the wall…:slight_smile:

Check your email reply’s Jim…Larry

I would seriously have it appraised before doing anything with it. You just never know.

I agree. You would be amazed what one thinks isn’t worth much will fetch these days. You have to remember a lot of old art especially from Germany was lost during WWII or fell into the hands of people who protected it because they knew what it was worth. If they are originals you could reduce their value to little more than toilet paper by letting some lackey at the frame shop get their hands on them and glue or tape them to a matte board. I was in Art School before I got my draft notice in 1968. Had plans at the time of being an artist and at times wish I had gone back once my hitch was up. The fact they have been protected by cover sheets tells me someone knew how to treat them and took care in handling them. Works of art like this have to handled with gloves and even sun light can damage them. To hang them in an office with the out gassing from the everyday chemicals in our environment would cause them to fade and the paper to yellow. The Antique Road Show has a website I believe. They have experts in every field of antiquity who can give you the information you are looking for.

Thanks Guys,

Keep in mind here that they are not originals, only reproduction in charcoal lithograph of famous works of art. If this was an original mona lisa trust me I would not put it on the wall.

I found the same book online in france for sale for 79.00 US dollars so it leads me to think thats about all it is worth....then found another for 150.00 but incomplete…but in the end I don’t think they are worth more than that.

Right now I do not have any plans on them…I do thank you all for the comments as that is what I was looking for. I just might do as doug says and see if the antique road show is anywhere near my area at some point and see what they say…

But the GUT ( and I have a good size one ) tells me they are worth about $ 79.00 at best…but they are NICE looking…

Are they in book format, or separate?

There is only one original Mona Lisa and, if you had it at your house, you would be dead by now and the painting would be missing.:wink:

There could be a sketch of the Mona Lisa or any other work of art by the masters. Many have been found and sold for millions.

I would love to have some of Michangelo’s “doodlings” or rough sketches of things. Apparently he was drawing non stop. If I found a treasure trove of his stuff I would do the “pee-pee” dance all the way to the bank.

You’d better stop and pick me up on your way to the potty, I mean bank. :wink:

I’ll sell you one of mine. fifty bucks. :wink:

Wendy,

they are in a folio style format and each picture is separate. This is a collection that was done back in 1910 by the guy who they named the bode museum after…we was the curator and well known…but these are not done by hand because they are nearly EXACT copies of the original famous works of art by the masters…but in a method called pictuaruse or something like that…charcoal lithographs…

I will snap a picture tomorrow and post it…of me holding one.

Hmmm…what is it exactly on the auction block? :wink:

Thanks Paul! :slight_smile:

This thing is really taking off.

I have already started selling tickets to the “pee-pee” dance
on E-Bay.

Forget the pictures… lets watch the dance.

you had better send them to me. I will take care of them for you…

Paul,

Try contacting a local university art department and see if they can help you. When my uncle passed away a few years ago, he had some old oil painting on the walls of his home. The family contacted one of the art professors at KU and he through his art contacts evaluated the paintings at no charge, they were not worth much, in fact two of the frames were more valuable than the art work itself.