Occasionally I receive emails from painters from other countries , some asking questions about my work, others making friendly comments. Yesterday I opened an email from a Polish artist telling me that he was an art teacher and was working on a project with students - collecting signatures of artists from all over the world and collating them into one big artwork. all I need to do is scan my signature and send it to him. Well...................... he may be genuine, but , firstly, my signature is my property. A very valuable part of my property. Secondly, the language of the email (which I have trashed) had a more than slight Chinese flavour to it. Maybe I'm overly suspicious , but in view of the current Chinese art scam market (which apparently is thriving) I think I'll just keep my signature to myself. Sorry, Mr .................olski, but I don't think I trust you!
Caveat emptor !