So I go to a local town-wide yard sale and pick up an art print painted by a New York area artist and teacher. It was one of 700 prints with 25 artists proofs. It was signed with a pencil but in broken cursive, not in block letters like on the print. There’s a “certificate of authenticity” glued to the back and the artwork was not completely attached to the matting. I could see the brown paper backing had come unglued some from a cheap plastic frame and it was freshly glued, so I thought I probably had me a forgery of some sort. So I looked the artist up and he’s an art teacher at R______ Art Institute. I tried contacting him through the institute and his website to see if it is authentic. I wonder if I will get an answer? But I must stress that it looks like a top quality watercolor print and it’s on 100% cotton rag HP watercolor paper too! I know! I’m a watercolor folk artist and use the same kind paper only I use unbleached paper!
NOTE: YES! I got an answer, in fact I got a few very short ones, he used very few words oddly enough… but I found out he didn’t paint it! (Or so he said anyway). I told him “Someone must be making money from your name!” I showed him the certificate of authenticity with his name on it and a scanned portion of the artwork with his signature in attachments. I sent the Master printer’s website and the E-Bay website that showed even MORE of his work being auctioned off. Who knows he probably thought I was some freak bothering him, and maybe I am eccentric (What’s wrong with that I ask? Ha!). Then I e-mailed him back and told him about a local lithographer who many artists use in my area and on the east coast. I have a feeling he DID paint that period piece picture! The other ones on E-Bay were a similar painting style. The Master-printer’s name was David Adamson , and he seems to be some bigwig in New York City.
In apologetics, one mistake beginners tend to make is to start by quoting scripture. Now don’t get me wrong, the scripture is awesome and life changing, but what if the person does not believe the Bible is God’s word? What if they believe it is unreliable and full of mistakes and issues? Quoting scripture to […]
I’m open minded that’s true, but not so bad my brain fell out! Yes I want to believe in Bigfoot and ancient giants on this earth with double rows of teeth! There’s so many mysteries on this earth, who are we to blow it all off as hysterics? People KNOW what they’ve seen. Aliens.. yes, of course they probably exist but that doesn’t make me crazy. Let’s just say I’m interested in EVERYTHING on earth! I want to learn all about everything interesting. Yes I do have a vivid imagination, that’s why I think all things are possible in one way or another.