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So I've heard different answers to this question. If you buy a commissioned piece, or an original can you resell it? Or give it away?
What if you purchase a print and sell that off? Should you be required to ask the original artists permission? I personally don't think so. It's like when you buy a computer from bestbuy, I don't ask bestbuy if it's ok for me to give the computer away or to sell it to someone else. I'd really like to get more insight into this though so all responses are appreciated!
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martes
Nov. 20th, 2008 10:56 pm (UTC)
A number of artists take it as a personal insult if you sell their work (ie. it's not good enough to keep/ you want to get rid of it because it's crap/ everyone will think my work is crap because people are getting rid of it/ Obviously you hate my work more than artist X, because I don't see you getting rid of *their* work.)

Most artists, even if they feel that way, are professional enough not to say it, but some will go ape-shit if they see their originals for sale.

It's sort of a moot point, because secondary market for (original)furry art is very, very minimal. Good luck trying to get even a tiny fraction of what you paid for it. Prints have a much better after-market value, and often increase in price. Go figure.
onesteptwo
Nov. 21st, 2008 12:20 am (UTC)
I know that when I found a piece of artwork I didn't want any longer (it had my ex in it), I got a hold of the original artist and offered to send it to them so that SHE could resell it if she could find a buyer. (Who is going to want a picture of a cheetah and a goat after all?)

Kind of glad this came up because it reminds me I still have that picture (the artist didn't care to have it back really) and I should get to doing something about it.

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