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55,000 Signatures and Counting

Starting with the Old Masters and continuing through the present, John Castagno has documented signatures, monograms, and initials—most of them readable, some of them strange or illegible—and published them in ten books. Read More

Robert Ryman in an untitled 1958 painting, the artist signed up the right-hand side, using his signature “as a compositional element and as line.” ELLEN PAGE WILSON/COURTESY PACEWILDENSTEIN GALLERY, NEW YORK/WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, NEW YORK/GIFT OF THE AMERICAN CONTEMPORARY ART FOUNDATION INC., LEONARD A. LAUDER, PRESIDENT
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Sign Here!

Some artists’ signatures are self-expression, some are design elements, and some are just fun. Read More