I have created years and years worth of artwork and rarely thought about signing it. Granted, many of the most productive years I was a student, but unless an ornery professor put up a fight, or a patron insisted, I never signed my work. Big mistake!
5 Reasons to Always Sign Your Work
- A signature shows that you APPROVE the work. In simple terms:
…signing a print is a really big deal! It’s like signing a check — if you didn’t write the check, and you don’t have the funds to back it up, you wouldn’t sign it. Right? Same thing with prints.
- The work can be considered finished when it has a signature.
- Artist Identification is so much easier with a signature. 100 years later, will they know your quilts by the individual dog or cat hair they found? (almost kidding!)
- Value may be added to the piece when signed.
- Free artist publicity.
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