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To Date or Not To Date?

By May 19, 2022No Comments

This entry was originally posted on Friday, May 18, 2012

Some artists like to date their work on the front of their paintings and others do not.

I am one of those that does not like to date my paintings.

In my experience, most buyers either like the latest and greatest or a classic.

Everything in between is usually not considered.

Most of us have not been painting long enough to be considered a classic

and a few have painted just enough to have older pieces sitting around.

My suggestion is to not date the front of the painting, but the back.

This is a great record for you and your future posterity to look back and see your progression.

At the same time, it won’t discourage a buyer.

Leslie Lambert

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