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    1971 Clementine Hunter Painting

    Appraised Value:

    $6,000 (2010)

    Updated Value:

    $6,000 (2012)

    Appraised on: July 10, 2010

    Appraised in: Miami Beach, Florida

    Appraised by: Ken Farmer

    Category: Paintings & Drawings

    Episode Info: Cats and Dogs (#1619)
    Miami Beach (#1503)

    Originally Aired: January 17, 2011

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    Form: Painting
    Material: Paint
    Period / Style: 20th Century
    Value Range: $6,000 (2010)
    Updated Value: $6,000 (2012)

    Update 11.12.2012:

    We contacted appraiser Ken Farmer for an updated appraisal in today's market.

    • Current Appraised Value: $6,000 (Unchanged)

    Farmer adds, "Auction prices for similar pieces in the last two years are in the $4,000 to $5,000 range — not counting the buyer’s premium, which is 15 to 20 percent in most cases."

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    Appraisal Video: (0:56)


    Appraised By:

    Ken Farmer
    Decorative Arts, Folk Art, Furniture, Musical Instruments
    Ken Farmer Auctions, LLC

    Appraisal Transcript:
    GUEST: Well, I inherited this painting from my paternal aunt, and she and her husband would travel down from New York City to Natchitoches, Louisiana, to visit his family. And they just loved these paintings by Clementine Hunter, is what I'm told is how she pronounced her name. And I too have always loved them.

    APPRAISER: She was known as the Grandma Moses of the South. This is great, you've got the blackbirds, you've got the goose pulling on the little girl's dress there.

    GUEST: Yes, and the dogs, my Aunt June always... we loved the way she made those old dogs look.

    APPRAISER: Even with the market the way it's been, one that size with subject matter that interesting and that colorful would probably, retail, be about $6,000.

    GUEST: Really? Wow, that's great.

    APPRAISER: That's great.

    GUEST: Cool!

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