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After Pablo Picasso Lithograph

  • Andres G 
  • 3 min read

Bought years ago at second hand store, white clown, Picasso that’s all I know!

Description and history

This is an After Pablo Picasso Serigraph print. This is a know print titled “Le Petit Pierrot”, By Pablo Picasso 1881-1973.

You may be visiting a museum, auction or gallery and see the term “after” behind the artist’s name and wonder what that means. Simply put, it means that it is a copy of that artist’s work. An example of this is when you see an artist painting a copy of a painting in a museum.

In this case, this is a lithograph, which is sometimes called lithograph signed in the plate. A plate signature is where the artist signed the printing plate itself, and then the signature was transferred onto the print through the printmaking process making it part of the work. Therefore it is not considered hand signed as it is printed on the work.

This serigraph has value because it is a rare edition. However, it isn’t hand-signed by Picasso, so it is considered more a decorative lithograph than an art piece. You can find something comparable here;

Appraisal Value ($)

– 300-400$

How to sell it

Art pieces are difficult to sell, you will need some time to find a buyer, so be patient!

To sell the items, I would recommend doing so through the internet. You have plenty of options, for instance:

– Ebay, Craiglist, Etsy, Facebook ads, Amazon marktplace

I would probably go ahead and take a couple of good pictures, like described here:

Then I would use the provided description as a text to the ad, and an attractive ad title will make it.

There isn’t any special difference between selling it on Etsy, FB or Amazon. I would recommend to upload the same ad to at least two or three platforms. It will ensure a high visibility of the ad.

The asking price can be close to the value, it depends upon how fast you want to sell. In general, an agressive strategy of 20% price cut will work great, however it depends upon your specific location.

About the valuation method

To value this item I have considered the results from past auction sales. Keep in mind that the final price can be different from asking prices that you can find on the internet. You can see ads on the internet with different asking prices. However, a very high asking price doesn’t normally find cash from a buyer. 

That’s why our method comprises searching and comparing similar past sale results that had a buyer. That’s why we can provide an accurate estimation of this item.

For art pieces, remember that it isn’t the same a print, a limited edition print or an original art piece. If the artist can’t be identified, the value assigned corresponds to the quality and potential interest of the market for the painting. 

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