Signing and dating art prints

Many times an artwork is resold without the seller actually informing the buyer who created it.

So, signing the artwork would let anyone know that you are the artist, even 100 years from now.

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And when I sell unmatted photographs from my web sites, I sign the prints on the back.

But if you're working with a gallery that's doing well for you, I'd do what they want with what you put with them.

Of course, someone may tell them, but they may forget unless they know you personally.

But something that people can actually see (a signature) is much more easier to remember.

“Dating is placing the work in your span of ideas and growth as an artist so it’s historically relevant.” Down the road, she notes, when a curator or art historian is looking at your work, the dates provide a reasonable guide to the development of your work.

“The date helps the catalog.”Ultimately, says Wood, “The location of the signature doesn't matter to my collectors.

Digital, inkjet or giclee prints can be divided into five basic categories: (1) Images conceived and created entirely on a computer that exist only as digital files until they're printed out.

These are generally referred to as original digital works of art.

(2) Photographs that are taken with a camera and printed out directly from the original digital files or original negatives.

These are generally referred to as original digital photographs.

For years now, I have been signing prints in pencil in the white area of a print.

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