The rise of an accredited appraiser top professional : Jerry Bengis? 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 : I have known Jerry Bengis since 2000. Mr. Bengis has a great knowledge of the Modern Master print market, specifically Dali, Chagall, and Picasso. He has been a teacher and mentor to all the appraisers in south Florida. He is the person to go with the most difficult questions about Dali, Chagall, and Picasso. I am grateful for his help over the years. Jerry is ethical, knowledgeable, and trustworthy. I would confidently recommend him to any of my Clients. I appreciate him as a colleague, teacher, and friend.
Serigraph is a method of printing which uses a stencil to create a sharp-edged image on a piece of silk or polyester. A separate stencil or screen is created for each color of the image. Ink is then forced through the fine mesh of the fabric onto paper, one color at a time to create a finished image. Screen printing – see Serigraph. Silkscreen – see Serigraph. Stabiles are abstract, static sculptures originally created by Alexander Calder. Surrealism is an art movement which began in the mid-1920s and features surprising elements and unexpected juxtapositions. The unconscious mind as a source of inspiration is central to the movement.
In addition to being trained in many areas of art, Jerry Bengis ranks as an international authority on Salvador Dali’s work. He has examined thousands of pieces and has never had a Dali piece returned to him nor faced challenges from insurance companies, which have recommended him for repeat business. Frank Hunter; the successor to Albert Field, the archivist for Salvador Dali Prints and author of The Official Catalog of the Graphic Works of Salvador Dali, hired Jerry Bengis to evaluate and appraise pieces donated to the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg. He has curated museum shows in Fort Lauderdale and Las Vegas celebrating the artist.
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.
When he is not working, Jerry Bengis enjoys traveling throughout the world. So far, he has visited destinations in Europe, northern Africa, and the United States. Also a sports fan, the art expert follows the Miami Dolphins football team and especially admires the athletic prowess of baseball player Mickey Mantle. See additional details at Jerry Bengis.