Classic artwork is signed by a signature.
Contemporary artwork is signed with a data stamp from a picture, posted online, sent through phone, any digital stamp.
A certificate of authenticity may also ease the mind of buyers, perhaps a print out of a screenshot of the data from a picture. Pictures now capture time, date, location, and any other info within the digital footprint.
For a contemporary art collector a first image taken of the artwork is almost, no IS MORE IMPORTANT, than the date and signature of the painting.
A signature on the actual image, in my personal opinion, defiles the work. Sorry, in the modern and classical, and post war, and Renaissance, and classical, and pre-historical eras a signature may have been necessary,
More down the rabbit whole, rabbit hole (spell check please, okay), if an art piece has the ability to be replicated by hand or by a printer, it's not original. some lines and brush strokes are just impossible to duplicate. Come very close, yes, Thats why so many prints are in museums and the real things are stored away, just joking, they are the real things. If us feelers can feel them, they are real, Now come in the feelers of art, yup, we exist. NOT SORRY. We can feel
The eye can see, we can feel authenticity, yum, hmmmmm. And we can also fake the authenticity if necessary.
I get off track again, it's okay, not buddy boy, sorry, friend, that's better. Call me a buddy is acalling you a bitch, FUCK YOU GO TO HELL and fuck someonelse. Sorry, I get off track.
Buy authentic artwork, buy prints, because even prints are authentic, buy limited edition, buy unlimited quantities, buy online (there are data tracks) buy in person the eyes can tell, the feelers can exist (to avante garude, the feelers can feel, too basic) whatever.
Now, what sites, what person, what venue, and gallery, what fair, where do we buy from. Cliche, let the heart lead you, not let me tell you. Buy my friends artwork, and my enemeis, but don't buy mine.
My artwork is all reproduced. Self promotion time, yaya :) :) :) :).
So, to summarize my intro. authenticity counts for nothing. Buy one fake piece of artwork, and is it worth more if there is one duplicate and one fake and one original? where did the fake come from? Earth, LOL, yeah earth.
Anywho, any how, summirize, I want to write a story instead of a guide on how to buy stuff which is already bought, now how to resell a bought item, well thats the tricky part, how to part with it? Do we burn it, no, that's sad, unless a digital print exists, and your spiritual, I'd rather tear a piece up and throw in the dirt to decompose, yet a burn of artwork will take the carbons into the eather, other principials, then it wont be shared anymore. Originals were shared to a few, now how many artisits originals are gone forever?
how many artists originals are gone forever?