Billy the Kid Note to be Auctioned

billy the kid photo

A note written by the outlaw Billy the Kid will be up for auction at Guernsey’s in the coming week. Signed WH Bonney, it says time is short. Estimates put the letter at between $10,000 and $15,000 but with people like William Koch of the Koch brothers willing to pay $2.3 million for the only remaining photograph of Billy the Kid, you just never know.Continue Reading

Banksy eBay Fraud

The Art Newspaper has reported that employees of the company that authenticates and publishes Banksy prints “Pictures on Walls” (POW), have been selling unauthorized Banksy prints on eBay. Not only have the Banksy prints been forged with a replica POW stamp and fake Banksy signature, but they have also used shill bidding, where the bids are artificially inflated by friends of the seller.Continue Reading

Artist Makes $25,000 on eBay

In the last post I mentioned how I thought it is pretty important for artists to have good business and marketing skills. A painter that was recently interviewed here is a great example of an artist that understands the value of marketing yourself and creating a brand or an image.Continue Reading