There is currently a Joe Ledbetter original acrylic painting for sale right now. It’s 24×24″ and looks quite smooth.
The most important thing about this auction is the example that I wanted to show. If you head over to the auction, you will see that the seller gives provenance for the painting (Gallery 1988), with signed proof. This is ideal for buying works through auction sites, especially when they are this expensive.
You can’t always get signed proof, but if you can get as close as possible to tracing down where the work came from, the less likely you’ll get ripped off.