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Art4Love = Major art theif

Do consider reading this.

http://news.deviantart.com/article/158816/

It's an article talking about a fellow who goes by the name of Art4Love (on his websites) A.K.A. Chad Love-Lieberman is stealig art from people on DeviantArt / FurAffinity and profiting (in the hundreds or even thousands) off them as large scale "Oil paintings". in fact "he sold more than $350,000 worth of art during one four month period." Sourse: http://top40-charts.com/news.php?nid=23340

More links are provided in the DaAuthor's journal:
http://dametora.deviantart.com/journal/43325954/

He even claims to have gotten the OK from the artists featured and has a "Certificate of Authenticity" on his website. Rubbish.

In this article http://www.giblink.com/business/business-blog/chad-love-lieberman-art4lovecom-when-other-people-make-money-selling-your-art/blogger/Chad%20Love%20Lieberman/ he basically says we should be grateful that he's gaining money off our art instead of complaining about it.

EDIT: He has "hidden" his website from public view but you could have added this IP address to see it (67.90.44.118) in replace of the website name; But it seems that is gone now as well. He is in the process of moving his work https://www.rtsplus.com/art4lovecom/ (Now not working).

EDIT x2: More useful links to this man's websites and some lists of his stolen work are here http://news.deviantart.com/article/158938/ .

Edit x3:Outside websites are taking notice to the Theft and are spreading the word.
http://www.thecampussocialite.com/new-york-multimedia-pop-artist-insures-his-own-nuts/

This is claimed to be his current hiding place: http://michaelperezgallery.com/ (notice on the far left how few categories he has now compared to before http://gene-ash.deviantart.com/art/Art4life-com-stolen-art-253359597 )

And why not add more to the list of wrongdoings. His books may have been plagerized.
His Books: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=ntt_athr_dp_sr_1?_encoding=UTF8&sort=relevancerank&search-alias=books&field-author=Chad%20Love%20Lieberman

Comparison: http://live-momma.livejournal.com/337590.html

Here is a clear list of the artwork stolen and from whom. A constatly updated list. (thank you SeetheCee)
http://blog.deirdrereynolds.com/2011/08/art-theft-scam-list.html


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