El paraiso painting

Jun 06, 2019. 13:53 UTC
El Paraiso Painting
United States of America


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Approximately 24 inches tall and 13 inches wide. Oil/acrylic on cotton fabric. It appears really old as the fabric is worn and thin in some places and strings are fraying on the sides. It was re stretched on the frame and is not exactly centers any more.


Thrift store

Answered within about 2 hours
Jun 06, 16:07 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$800 - $1,200 USD

Insurance Value

$2,000 USD
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Good afternoon, Laura,
This is a great example of surrealist art!
I'm having trouble deciphering the signature - any thoughts? What is the history of the painting? Are there any markings or inscriptions on the back that might give a clue as to who painted this? Is El Paraiso the title or subject? Is this written anywhere?
Many thanks to confirm the above!

Laura cueva Jun 06, 16:33 UTC

I purchased this at a thrift store and have no history on it. There are no markings on the back. El Paraiso is written on the white newspaper in the tree. I think the signature is written in another language.

Delia Jun 06, 16:49 UTC

The letters look either Cyrillic, which is the Russian alphabet, or Greek. I've done a search of Greek and Russian surrealist or Dada artists but nothing is coming up as a match. It is still a really interesting and compelling work that has artistic merit on its own. I would say:

Surrealist school, 20th Century
Untitled composition with tree and small figures, a newspaper inscribed "El Paraiso"
signed indistinctly lower right
oil on canvas
24" x 13", unframed

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