Identifying Dali fakes. Visitors look at paintings of surrealist artists Salvador Dali and Rene Magritte during the exhibition “Dali & Magritte” at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium in Brussels. (Photo: Alexandros Michailidis/

Our specialist team frequently handles claims with works on paper, mostly limited edition prints, by notoriously forged artists such as Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, Marc Chagall and Alexander Calder. Experts say one-half of all limited edition prints in the art market bear false signatures and are actually fake reproductions. They each pose a challenging effort to confirm authenticity; the edition numbers, types of paper used, signatures, blind stamps, and other major characteristics associated with the particular artist in question need to be confirmed.

There is an overabundance of fake limited edition prints in the marketplace by top-tier artists, and these fakes appear in claims just as often as originals. The most complicated of situations involving fraudulent art is the case for the graphic work by Surrealist artist Salvador Dali.

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