1942 Leopold Survage Painting
Appraised Value: $3,000 - $5,000 (1998)
$8,000 - $10,000 (2012)
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Appraisal Video: (1:20)
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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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