Fine Art America is the world's most powerful sales and marketing tool for photographers and visual artists.
Simply open an account, upload your images, set your prices for all our available products, and you're instantly in business! FAA provides you with an e-commerce website, fulfills your orders for you, and sends you your profits each month.
Recently, FAA sold a print, which looked just like Picasso's "The Old Guitarist." I asked the artist if she had permission to paint and sell the famous artwork, and she said, "I was told that when an artist dies and you do not claim the painting as his, it is alright to do a piece and sell it." Copyright laws are complex, but death does not necessarily end the copyright on an artist's works. Picasso's estate, for instance, is very much engaged in granting permissions and in profiting from the use of the late artist's imagery. It is the artist's responsibility to obtain permission to use another artist's work if it is still under copyright. The best source to find out is the Artists Rights Society (ARS), www.arsny.com.