Hope I'm asking this in the right section...
I've recently bumped into this person's little collection of MJ sigs...
My concern is that all those sigs look too similar... I'm thinking they're signed by the same person, but I'm stumped as to if they're really Michael.
Thank you for any opinions/help in advance.
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Yes I know all about the MLK piece. I posted some pieces from that same collection in my comment regarding the traced pieces, to show just how great his artwork really was in contrast to those.
For those who would like reference to those pieces there is an article online here that shows some of those items. http://www.laweekly.com/slideshow/michael-jackson-art-an-exclusive-... (at the top you can click thru 31 photos of his artwork there--and they are brilliant)
Going back to Mickey...another one has emerged on ebay today, this time in a larger size (16 x 12) and with handwriting as well as a signature. The handwriting does look a bit 'neat' for Michael! (Is 16 x 12 a USA paper size? It is very close to A3 European).
This is a fake by a particular forger I like to call "pillow guy".... horrible horrible fake. Dude insists on trying to copy the handwriting too. *facepalm*
Thank you for confirming my suspicions...though I don't know 'Pillow guy' specifically, I do know what you mean...there are a lot of 'signed' pillowcases etc around.
From an outsider perspective, these are clearly tracings... Yes, I can see MJ was a very skilled artist, but there is no denying these are traced. And "well but the neck is .0005 centimeters off" is not a valid excuse at all.
I don't know anything about MJ sigs, but these drawings are no doubt traced IMHO which brings up the question: Would MJ trace a picture of Peter Pan and sign it? From there, the debate about the validity of the "autograph" will happen. Rationally I could not see anyone considering themselves a true "artist" tracing a picture and then signing it as if it was their own work...
I agree with Ryan.....even if there are reference pieces used....they usually still would not fit if laid on top of each other. Sometimes its better to accept the obvious as any further justification without any real evidence is really just odd and suspicious.