Commissioned Artist Won't Remove Signature From Art, AITA For Photoshopping It Out?

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A recent commission has become a heated debate over ownership as an artist leaves their signature on the artwork. The buyer believes it is unprofessional and has asked to remove it, but the artist refuses. The situation escalates as the buyer threatens to remove the signature themselves, and the artist threatens to blacklist them. Who is in the wrong? Read on to find out and join the discussion!

Anonymous OP struggles with artist's signature, seeks advice 🎨

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To remove or not to remove? AITA for photoshopping signature?

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Does commissioned art belong to the buyer or the artist? 🎨

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Artist refuses to remove signature from art, AITA for asking?

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Artist refuses to remove signature, OP photoshops it out, AITA?

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AITA for wanting artist's signature removed from artwork?

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🎨 Artist won't remove signature from commissioned art, AITA? 🤔

A Reddit user commissioned an artist for a piece of art and was happy with the outcome, except for one thing - the artist left their signature on it. The user asked the artist to remove the signature but was met with resistance and a demand for a large markup price for 'commercial rights.' After trying to compromise by offering to pay $5, the user was refused and ultimately decided to photoshop the signature out themselves. The artist then blacklisted the user from commissioning them again. Was the user in the wrong for removing the artist's signature from a commissioned piece? Read on for reactions and comments from fellow Redditors.

Removing the artist's signature? YTA and undermining their hard work.

Terrie-25 | Terrie-25

Removing artist's signature from a commission is disrespectful, YTA.

thirdtryisthecharm | thirdtryisthecharm

OP is the a**hole, and they didn't even read the contract 😂

NurseBoulder | NurseBoulder

Artist refuses to remove signature from commissioned art, YTA.

Crisis_Redditor | Crisis_Redditor

Ignoring the artist's terms and conditions and photoshopping their signature? YTA 💸🚫

faieree | faieree

Ignoring the TOS and getting blacklisted: YTA! 😒

JoshOfArc | JoshOfArc

OP violated contract by photoshopping artist's signature, YTA.

nottheonlyone007 | nottheonlyone007

Commenter calls out OP's entitlement, witty reply follows 🤣

Hollifo | Hollifo

Think twice before removing an artist's signature! 🎨 YTA.

robotcrackle | robotcrackle

Respecting artists' signatures is important, YTA for removing it. 🎨

Booklady13 | Booklady13

Removing artist's signature from art is vandalism, YTA.

Thatcsibloke | Thatcsibloke

Stealing art is never okay, YTA for photoshopping.

mariwil74 | mariwil74

Artist explains why removing signature from art is wrong, YTA.

erin1126 | erin1126

Debate over artist's signature sparks witty comment and reply 💬

redpatoot | redpatoot

Artist's signature is sacred 🎨🖌️ but OP disagrees 🤔

CompleteInsect8373 | CompleteInsect8373

Artist's signature causes conflict, commenter deemed a**hole. 😒🎨

unjessicabiel_evable | unjessicabiel_evable

Commenter calls out OP's entitlement, YTA 🤦‍♂️

Impressive-Amoeba-97 | Impressive-Amoeba-97

Artist signature is standard practice, YTA for photoshopping it out.

Odd-Ad-9472 | Odd-Ad-9472

Don't remove an artist's signature, YTA 🎨

Ducky818 | Ducky818

Commenter accuses OP of being dishonest, YTA verdict.

upswing28 | upswing28

Why removing an artist's signature can reduce art's value 😕

Facetunethis | Facetunethis

Art buyers defend artist's signature, OP is the a**hole 🎨👨‍🎨

greentiger79 | greentiger79

Ignoring TOS and censoring artist's signature, YTA.

cstores23 | cstores23

Removing artist's signature is wrong, YTA for doing so 👎

ohmRICE20 | ohmRICE20

Removing artist's signature from art, YTA and can face consequences. 😬

SorryThatsPrivate | SorryThatsPrivate

OP gets called out for asking artist to remove signature. YTA 🙄

Upset_Reflection8320 | Upset_Reflection8320

The community's unanimous judgement: YTA for photoshopping signature.

MB1428 | MB1428

Removing artist's signature? YTA and in big trouble ♥️

jujoking | jujoking

Respect an artist's rights, don't remove their signature 🎨

Daeymieh | Daeymieh

Commenter called out for being an a**hole and a thief 💥

Secret-Vegetable1413 | Secret-Vegetable1413

Artist's signature is their right. YTA for photoshopping it out.

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Artist's signature is part of their work, don't remove it 😡

Specialist_Candie_77 | Specialist_Candie_77

Don't take credit for others' work, it's unethical 🙅

Hangnail_puller | Hangnail_puller

Learned something new! 😮 Commissioned art belongs to the artist.

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Removing an artist's signature is a major A-hole move 😡

astilbepot | astilbepot

Don't erase an artist's signature! YTA for photoshopping it out.

AmorVincitOmnia02 | AmorVincitOmnia02

Don't erase artist's signature, YTA. What if they become famous? 🎨

the_mike_c | the_mike_c

Don't mess with an artist's signature! 🎨

Easy-Concentrate2636 | Easy-Concentrate2636

Upset about artist's signature on art, gets called out, YTA 👎

doodscool | doodscool

Commenter called out and deemed AH for photoshop request 🤦‍♂️

shbrinnnn | shbrinnnn

Artist's signature is their right, YTA for photoshopping it out 💻

johnjonahjameson13 | johnjonahjameson13

Don't erase someone else's artistry, YTA. 🎨

tupperwhore | tupperwhore

Buyer upset over artist's signature on art, called out for entitlement 💁‍♀️

Aryanirael | Aryanirael

Accept your a**hole-ness: YTA for photoshopping signature out.

uwuuwuuwuuwuuwuuwu99 | uwuuwuuwuuwuuwuuwu99

Respect the artist's signature and don't photoshop it out 🎨

MoonageDayscream | MoonageDayscream

Red flag alert! Someone's not taking intellectual property seriously 🚩

latoofarabumba | latoofarabumba

Signatures on art: Yay or Nay? Let's discuss! 🎨

ResidentRepulsive | ResidentRepulsive

Preserving the signature: the value of art 🎨

Difficult-Ad-4532 | Difficult-Ad-4532

Angry Redditors label OP as the a**hole for photoshopping artist's signature

Aggressive-Sample612 | Aggressive-Sample612

Respect the artist's signature, YTA for photoshopping it out 💼🖌️

Lead-Forsaken | Lead-Forsaken

Signed artwork = potential investment, YTA for photoshopping signature 🎨💰

Sea-Ad9057 | Sea-Ad9057

Don't mess with the artist's signature, YTA 😒🎨

faniro | faniro

Ignoring TOS and photoshopping artist's signature, YTA. 🎨🤨

MeatShield12 | MeatShield12

The verdict is in, YTA 😬

stfun0rmie | stfun0rmie

Redditors call out OP's bad behavior in removing artist's signature 💩

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