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    1942 Leopold Survage Painting

    Appraised Value:

    $3,000 - $5,000 (1998)

    Updated Value:

    $8,000 - $10,000 (2012)

    Appraised on: July 11, 1998

    Appraised in: Louisville, Kentucky

    Appraised by: Colleene Fesko

    Category: Paintings & Drawings

    Episode Info: Louisville (#1725)
    Louisville (#312)

    Originally Aired: April 26, 1999

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    Form: Painting
    Period / Style: 20th Century
    Value Range: $3,000 - $5,000 (1998)
    Updated Value: $8,000 - $10,000 (2012)

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    Appraisal Video: (1:20)

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    Appraised By:

    Colleene Fesko
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    Appraisal Transcript:
    GUEST: It came here by a friend of mine who was in France right after the war. Bought it in Paris and then after his death, it came to me.

    APPRAISER: We can see the painting is signed Survage, and dated '42 lower right. And it's by a surrealist painter named Leopold Survage, who was born in 1879 and died in 1968. And while he's not a household name like Man Ray, or Rene Magritte or Salvador Dali, this painting really speaks to the style of the Surrealist movement. And this little painting is really a landscape of tremendous surrealism-- dreams and nightmares. And we have the disembodied figures, we have the de Chirico open square. We have the Freudian allusions and obsessions. Surrealism was a very abstract and very psychological and interesting movement. Do you like the painting?

    GUEST: Oh, I think it's delightful.

    APPRAISER: It's a wonderful example. And I would value this piece at probably between $3,000 and $5,000.

    GUEST: Wow, that's wonderful. (laughs)



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