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Making prints of painting AFTER painting was sold

Discussion in 'Art Matters & News' started by gadgetgal, Mar 30, 2017.

  1. gadgetgal

    gadgetgal CGF, Certified Grumble Framer

    A local artist sold a painting a few years ago. Now the artist has had paper prints and prints on canvas made of the painting and wants to sell them. What is the thought on this? I am sure the person who purchased the original isn't aware of this and certainly didn't imagine this would happen down the road. Thoughts?
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  2. CB Art & Framing

    CB Art & Framing SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Artist usually owns copyright - the right to make, sell and distribute.
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  3. tedh

    tedh PFG, Picture Framing God

    This makes the original more valuable.
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  4. IFGL

    IFGL SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    This is absolutely normal, as CB Art and framing said the copy right of an image remains with the artist unless they expressly sold it with the painting, if they did it would be in writing or if they had a specific agreement not to produce prints from it again it would be in writing.
    Ted mentioned it makes the original more valuable, prints can raise the profile of an original by making it more well known and can increase the desirability of the original.
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  5. Dave

    Dave SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    As artist's agents and publishers, we do it all the time.
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  6. IFGL

    IFGL SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Hey Dave I may need to talk to you at some point, this seems to be the direction we are traveling.
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  7. drandall

    drandall CGF, Certified Grumble Framer

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