I decided to take a flyer and get it. As soon as I paid cash for it, I felt buyers remorse. Was it just a print or what? Here's where I made a mistake. I had noticed a bookish, professorial picker in line and took him aside and asked him for his opinion. "This is a print with a finish applied to it to make it appear like an original." He and his wife gave me a sympathic nod and wished me good luck with it. "$45 for the print isn't bad," he said.
Trust your gut over the opinions of others. Maybe he hoped to psyche me out and get it from me for cheap. I took it home and examined it closely under a magnifying glass under good light. What do you think?