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The aesthetics of baseball autographs

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The aesthetic forms of the signature are very intriguing. When I paypal’ed $1.74 to the seller, I included the following note:

Thanks for selling this card. It has to be one of the coolest signatures ever. It’s like a work of art. Pico’s signature is much like a Picasso cubist painting with its deep curves and bold shapes. The internal dynamic of the biomorphic forms verges on codifying Pico’s identity.

His signature here is truly a work of art. I’m going to comb through eBay and collected artistic autographs. It’s also inspiring me to make my everyday signatures on receipts to be more artistic.

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Even the elements of the card and photo resemble this Picasso. Pico faces the right as does the seated woman. Pico has a big nose, the woman has a big nose. The design of the card has distince shapes with perpendicular lines and angled lines, so does the Picasso. Horizontal lines in the Score logo. Horizontal lines in the woman’s hat.

Here’s the details on the Picasso:

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973). Seated Woman with Wrist Watch, 1932. Oil on canvas 51 3/16 x 38 3/16 in. (130 x 97 cm). Collection of Emily Fisher Landau © 2006 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photograph by Jerry L. Thompson

And the details on the Pico:

Jeff Pico (1966-present). 1989 Score #13. Ink on paper 2¬Ω inches by 3¬Ω inches. Collection of Matt Maldre. Photograph by eBay’s newportemporium.


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“Collection of Matt Maldre”. nice. I like that. Correct me if I’m wrong, but i think you stole your crit of Pico’s sig from Mini’s CRAP generator! busted!

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you paid only $1.74 for that original art? amazing. I think you have come across a new art industry.

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