cucaro painting worth? : LUSENET : San Francisco Art : One Thread

I have a 24" x 16" oil by cucaro of a street scene. Am wondering what it is worth - am currently working with avfinearts to make a digital formatted photo(s). A gallery (name forgotten) on the west coast says it may be worth up to $10,000 but I cannot imagine a painting purchased in late 1970's worth that much! (?) My Mother bought the item for $750 in SanFran. The painting was apparently done in 1951. It is signed and in mint condition. (framed and matted, also.) It is for sale. Should I consign it to a gallery to do this, and if so, how do I go about it? Or should I wait to hear from collectors on this site? Any info would be tremendous!! Bob

-- Bob Stark (, September 30, 2003


Hi, The artist you were inquiring about has resided in Sausalito for the past 30 years.In fact, he and his family lived almost directly across from me. in the fifties and sixties, he painted in S. F. (mainly North beach) and was relatively successful in the bay area. A friend of mine, also a neighbor has quite a large colllection. At this point as of today, pieces are going for $500 to $3000-$5000. But, as of Thursday,(am) the price will certainly go up, as he passed away two days ago at the age of 88. hope this helps you out. He was a very talented art

-- jan vandebos (, February 04, 2004.

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