Taogaea pop art

Nov 05, 2020. 20:33 UTC
Taogaea Pop Art
United States of America

Pop art

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37.75” x 27.75” x 1” Appears to be acrylic. Maybe oil. Rust color, white, black Original art Canvas edge painted black. Stretch job on canvas looks like it was done by artist, see pictures. Signed Taogaea, trying to determine if it’s authentic. Was purchased from yard sale in Central California. Had been in the family for years, no one had any info about it though. I took it out of a wood frame that someone had painted silver, looks as though it was originally painted black.


Purchased from a yard sale in central California. Grandmother was from Southern California had been in family for years no one had any additional info about it.

Answered within about 19 hours
Nov 06, 15:16 UTC
By Karine SH

Fair Market Value

$500 - $600 USD

Insurance Value

$1,100 USD
What does this mean?

Dear Kelsey,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.

This oil painting appears to be by the American artist called Eddie Powell. His signature 'Taogaea' on the lower left of the work was used by the artist during the 1970s when he was perfecting his early works known as contrast art. Your painting is a portrait in white and red of a woman. It measures 38" x 28", and the work appears to be in good condition overall.

The estimation highlighted in red above is based on comparables offered and sold at auction in the last five years. The subject work’s size, the composition, condition (based on photographs and comments provided), as well as the artists’ current auction market were taken into consideration when determining the estimate. In many cases, pricing for similar items available on the primary (retail) market vary and are often higher than secondary (auction) market examples.

Please note that this valuation has been provided on the condition of authenticity, which may need to be confirmed with additional research. For more information, please visit www.mearto.com/authenticate.

Best regards,


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