Title unknown/artist unknown

May 25, 2018. 01:11 UTC
Title unknown/artist unknown
United States of America

Contemporary art

Acquired from
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For sale

48”x36” oil on canvas. Purchased from a older woman who purchased in a NYC gallery 20+ years ago.


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$800 - $1,200 (United States Dollar)
Answered within 4 months
Sep 17, 11:36 UTC
By Corey

Thank you for your inquiry and for your patience.

You have a modern art oil on canvas painting. I had a few other specialists take a look at your photos and unfortunately, we were unable to identify the artist. It appears to be "R. Lemkey" or " D. Lemrey", or some variation of either of those. I was unable to find any auction records for an artist that matches the name on your painting. As such, I have to value it as a strictly decorative piece, until auction or gallery exhibition records for the artist can be established.

Please let me know if you have any additional questions.

Marcos villarreal Sep 17, 22:33 UTC

Thank you. I have attached a new photo with the signature enhanced. Hope it hopes

Marcos villarreal Sep 19, 18:30 UTC

Hi Corey,
Have you found any information on this piece?

Thank you,

Corey Sep 19, 22:32 UTC

Hi Marcos,
I haven't yet and it's been shown to five modern art experts. Do you mind giving me through today and I will have an estimate for you? Thank you so much for your patience.

Marcos villarreal Sep 19, 22:35 UTC

No problem at all. I was not looking to rush the process, just hoping for an update.

Thank you Corey

Marcos villarreal Sep 21, 17:58 UTC

Hi Corey,

Is there any other information that you could provide as far as the time frame of the piece, the type of style the artist represents or others that work in this style. Are you able to make out the date after the signature? I would like to peruse this provonace of this piece further.

From the workmanship of the piece, the wealth of the woman I purchased it from and the repair done to the work make me think that this is more than a decorative piece. The owner did recall purchasing this work in NYC from a gallery next to the “big store”. Perhaps Macy’s. I will share any information I do find as to the artist with your company

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