Several days ago I got a envelope in the mail. My first name is not on it. There is no note inside. Let us call the sender ‘Deep Art Throat’.
Inside is an advertisement sent by Stacey Pierrot to people who were on a list of past purchasers. How many of them are collectors? I wonder if a collector was concerned whether or not the value of his lithographs – of the same three images – would be devalued. I also wondered if Ms. Pierrot sent me this bloodsucking ransom note in order to get free advertising. There is a sucker born every minute, and, ruthless people will tweek anything to get MONEY. What is True, and Authentic, does not matter anymore.
Below are ethical discussions applicable to living artists who make prints and limited editions. Stacey Pierrot is not Rosamond, or is she an artist, thus, she is has not “released new Rosamond work”. Only a living artist can apply the term “limited edition” under strict rules made in order to keep works she/he rendered, integral, so the images will have value, and continue to have value to those who purchase them. The artist’s reputation is always at stake? My late sister fought this money-hungry approach to her success, as stated in the biography ‘Caretaker’ Pierrot got a ghost writer to author. Snyder demonizes and degrades Christine Rosamond – and her art! His book was a big flop!
Pierrot hoped for a Big Movie contract, but will settle for a quick $50,000 dollars. My understanding, is, the sale of the estate to Stacey, expired eight years ago. My nieces are not happy with her bad business practices. I suspect this SOLD OUT ploy is a scam to get around Shannon and Drew. I believe Vickie and Mark Presco formed a secret partnership with Pierrot.
In this misspelled FAKE brochure, REAL deception is used. All art suffers because Sydney Morris allowed parasites to usurp the adult Heir, Shannon Rosamond. This false promise of a movie in the works, is sickening. Actresses do not produce moves! Most collectors see the contacting of a “dynamic actress” as chumming the waters.
Are you following this…………..’Deep Throat’? I don’t know about you, but I need a break. How about a scene from a real art movie?
This is ghoulish, an insult to all artists, living or dead. It DEGRADES US! Real artists – are dismissed by a hot-shot attorney who liked being around Ms. Pierrot and playing at being players in the Carmel Art Scene. These two took my dead sister hostage, like Margaret Keane was taken hostage. Pierrot does not love these painted ladies. She loves money. Let’s take a look at the feeding frenzy Pierrot nurtures. Note the real lithograph of Cleo goes for the same price as the New Unsigned Fakes.
I include part of the licensing agreement. I have to dig for the rest of it. I have never been able to get the truth about how much monies my nieces get from this Monkey Business. Months after Christine died, I heard a movie script was sent to my kin, Carrie Fisher. I will post more on this, and posts links to those posts, here.
I suggest all interested parties call up Pierrot and ask about the value of their prints, and, inquire if my nieces are getting their fair share.
What makes me want to puke is the belief Pierrot is a Art Princess Fairy just because she is a woman, and Rosamond painted women. Stacey the ‘Gallery Ghoul’ is now on par with Walter Keene – in the annals of real art history.
I debated showing this article that Pierrot might have googled. If the size of the knock-off is smaller than the original lithograph, then, you can legally make prints? This suggests EVERYONE who owns a signed and numbered Rosamond lithograph can make prints – and sell them! This could destroy the print market – for everyone! With the artists shoved aside, or dead, this would be like printing money! How about fake postage stamps?
All these Beautiful Women, and only one ‘Love Story’. Make that two when you count Marilyn, who was replaced by Rena, by the sea, one dark and stormy night. I own ‘The Real Movie……………..’Capturing Beauty’
Rena ‘The Janitor’ is real! She is copyrighted! She said she wanted to be in my ‘Muse Hall of Fame’. I have never gotten a dime from Rosamond’s Art. However, I did love these beautiful women. I made love with my muses. I did paintings of them. I was true to myself. I am not famous. Meanwhile, there goes Stacey to the bank. Note her wicked warning………..”For now”. If the suckers keep on feeding her, The Art Witch will never die!
2 Years Ago
If I Buy The Original, Then I Get To Make Prints And Sell Them, Right?
This was the question posed to me by the mail man today when I took a print in to be mailed! I just laughed, thinking he was joking..but he was serious!? The person behind me in line even started laughing and saying nooooo!
This is a common thought though by many people when they buy an original…that they can make copies because they paid for it. But to go so far as to think you could turn around and make money off the copies also??
How do you respond to this kind of question in public without making the person feel real stupid?
“The phrase ‘limited edition’ has been much abused,” said Ralph Lerner, a Manhattan attorney and co-author of “Art Law” (Practising Law Institute). A limited edition, according to Lerner, “means that the artist who signs a print of that edition affirms to the buyer that, one, there are and can only be a certain number of signed and numbered copies in the edition and, two, that there will never be more than that number of copies entering the market.”
Additional copies would “dilute the fair market value of the buyer’s print,” since limiting the edition creates scarcity and justifies a higher price. Fourteen states, including Maryland, currently have print disclosure laws. All of them require sellers to indicate (1) the name of the artist, (2) the year when the printing plate was created and the edition printed, (3) the number of signed and numbered (or unsigned and unnumbered) prints that are in the edition, (4) the number of signed and numbered (or unsigned and unnumbered) proofs, and (5) the size of the edition.
Most states also stipulate that the seller disclose:
the type of print (such as engraving, etching, lithograph, serigraph or photographic reproduction);
Think Long Term
Selling out a whole run of limited edition prints is an ideal situation, but you may be left feeling like you should have created more in an effort to cater to the market and increase your sales. This is a natural way to feel, but as we have already mentioned, it is simply not ethical to increase the size of your edition after it has been set. Instead, try to remember that this demand for your work will likely transfer to interest in future pieces. Keep a list of collectors interested in buying and notify them when a new piece is available for sale. You will build a strong collectors base who know they can trust your word and will be thrilled when an opportunity arises to purchase a new piece of your work.
Present Your Work Honestly
Be clear about the size of the run, what type of paper and ink was used when working with printable work, and document each and every item that you sell. Include an Artist Bill of Sale and an original Certificate of Authenticity with each sale. These documents should be signed, dated, and list all the important information such as the work’s title, media type, and if applicable: printer type, ink type, date printed, and the print run size.
Published on March 15, 2016
by Rita Job
In this day and age, documenting the sale of your artwork is extremely important. Every sale requires at least two pieces of paperwork to make sure that everything is recorded properly for your own records, the buyer, and tax purposes. If you’re working with a gallery, most of the important documentation will be taken care of by the gallery staff, but if you’re navigating the waters of artwork sales on your own, you need to be able to create an Artist Bill of Sale and a Certificate of Authenticity. As a bonus, you can also include a press packet for your collectors’ records.
Artist’s Bill of Sale
What is an Artist’s Bill of Sale? This is one of your most important documents. Basically an invoice, an Artist Bill of Sale acts as a record of transaction between you and the buyer and should include information about the artwork, the parties involved, and services provided. Country, state, and local requirements for invoices do vary, so be certain to check with your local government to make sure you’re providing the required information.
One important requirement to definitely check on is the sales tax. What is the tax rate for artwork in your state or city? Who’s responsible for paying, the artist or the buyer? Are there any exemptions? These questions are very important and you, as an artist, need to understand your responsibilities for collecting and paying taxes.
Regardless of the local requirements that might exist, the basic outline of the Artist’s Bill of Sale will be same no matter where you are and should include the following:
Certificate of Authenticity
What is a Certificate of Authenticity? The Certificate of Authenticity is another essential document that should accompany every artwork you finish. Just as it sounds, it’s a document that certifies that the sold artwork is an authentic creation by the artist that signed it.
Why do you need a Certificate of Authenticity? Let’s say that five years from now you are an incredibly well-known artist and your works are selling for big money. Art collectors who have purchased your earlier works may want to sell it to a museum or other major institution, but how would they prove that this is your work? This is where the Certificate of Authenticity comes in very handy. Furthermore, this important paper can also be used for valuing an estate, for insurance purposes, and for other legal matters surrounding your artwork.
It’s good to have a certificate made for each work you finish, so that you can be ready to sell it as soon as the paint dries, especially if you already have a buyer lined up. You can either make a certificate for each piece you’re working on and store them in your records, or you can make a general template and create and modify them as needed. It can over-complicate matters if you’ve sold the work but don’t have a certificate ready immediately.
What to include in a Certificate of Authenticity
A high-quality Certificate of Authenticity contains information about the artwork, a line or paragraph certifying its authenticity, the artist’s name and signature, and the date. It’s also very important to note that this certificate is not a transfer or release of copyright.
Why Create Prints of Your Art?
In most cases, original artwork can be sold at higher prices. But once you sell the original, it’s gone forever. So, what happens when more than one person wants your original piece? You don’t have it anymore because you sold it and that was the only one! See what we’re hinting at? The solution: print your art! Getting your art into homes and galleries is important when establishing your brand.
The Mona Lisa is one of the most iconic paintings in history, but not everyone who’s gazed upon her mysterious smile has been to the Louvre. They know it because it’s been printed and shared everywhere. We’re not saying that Giclées will necessarily propel you to DaVinci status but, putting your art into circulation familiarizes the masses with your work– and that’s important!
Your goal is to create a brand that not only reflects your art work in a positive light but also reflects who you are as a person. Actions say far more than words, imagine what selling a low-grade print to the public say about who you are? Your art was painstakingly created, so honoring it and the hard work you put into it by using a high-quality printing process, is only fair.