Jerry Bengis or the rise of an accredited appraiser top professional? I have two long time professions- art appraiser and owned the largest sign company in Miami for many years – I am working as a consultant in signs- how do I use both? I am also in the sign business for over 45 years—I owned Bengis Signs in Miami and am now a principle in Graphplex Signs in Hollywood. I have made most of the most important signs in Florida like all the Coppertone Signs and the first 700 Burger King signs and all the Pollo Tropical signs at the onset. I also one of the foremost authorities on Salvador Dali in the world.
What clients say about Jerry Bengis : Thank you once again for assisting me with my recent appraisal of the Dali portfolio and the other original etchings and lithographs. It is important to me that I am able to rely on your expertise on works by Dali. Please let me know if you need my assistance for anything in the American/European painting area. Thank you for the recent insurance Appraisal for my painting.
Symbolism in art refers to the use of a particluar image as an iconic representation with a particular meaning; Salvador Dali’s soft, melting clocks representing the relative nature of time. Woodcut is a relief printing technique produced by cutting an image in a hardwood block leaving the parts to be printed standing out on the flat surface. Woodcuts are usually printed on a press but may also be printed manually by rubbing with a frotton. Wove paper has the appearance of a uniform and smooth weave and flocked texture.
An accredited appraiser with certification in limited edition prints, Jerry Bengis has served as an art appraiser for over four decades. Considered a specialist in limited edition graphics and sculpture, Jerry Bengis has served as an expert witness on fine art cases and lectured on limited-edition prints. Along with performing fine art appraisals for a number of cruise lines, he has educated passengers about art during their travels. He also served on the board of directors of the Coral Springs Art Museum for two years.
Dadaism was an anti-war cultural movement that began in Zurich during World War I. Dadaism rejected prevailing standards in art and culture. Dry Point is an engraving technique. A needle is used to incise the bare metal plate raising a fine burr along the incised line. The burr holds a good amount of ink printing characteristicly rich velvety blacks.The burr wears away quickly evidencing early impressions; highly prized by collectors. EA – Artist’s Proof. Engraving are prints made by cutting grooves in a hard, flat surface, usually a copper plate, to create a design. Ink applied to the plate is held by the grooves and transferred to paper during the printing process.
An international art authority, Jerry Bengis has an international reputation as an expert on the works of Salvador Dali. Over more than three decades in the field, Jerry Bengis has evaluated over 10,000 pieces on behalf of corporate clients like cruise liners and insurance companies. Further, he has acted as a curator for Salvador Dali exhibitions in Las Vegas, Miami, and Fort Lauderdale. Jerry is a distinguished member of the International Society of Appraisers.Jerry is very passionate about art and is a well known art collector of the works of many 20th Century Artists such as Picasso, Lichtenstein, Warhol and Dali. See even more information on Jerry Bengis.