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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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Comments

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aurastarlucario
Aug. 19th, 2011 10:13 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad this was finally posted on AB.
I hope the site gets taken down, permanently!
clockmagic
Aug. 20th, 2011 05:54 am (UTC)
He's quick and keep jumping around. :/ But he will reach a dead end soon.
aurastarlucario
Aug. 20th, 2011 03:07 pm (UTC)
:C
Hopefully.
sephystabbity
Aug. 19th, 2011 10:14 pm (UTC)
This just boils my blood. I cannot believe he had the balls to do this, and then turn around and do an interview on artist copyrights!

Ugh, I hope he gets sued for everything he owns, including the balls that he insured for $1.4 million.
clockmagic
Aug. 20th, 2011 05:51 am (UTC)
He is complete scum.
Some people have contacted him, major websites and companies he has stolen from (DC for example) and as far as I know one is filing a lawsuit against him.
shiftergoddess
Aug. 19th, 2011 11:31 pm (UTC)
Good god....
trimblecat
Aug. 20th, 2011 12:20 am (UTC)
This guy is a real piece of work. How could someone get away with this for so long? He needs to be charged to the highest degree. Is it concidered grand theft to make thousands on stolen property?
lackoflollies
Aug. 20th, 2011 02:39 am (UTC)
Hooooly shit.
marus_puppy
Aug. 20th, 2011 12:55 pm (UTC)
Word.
magickitsune
Aug. 20th, 2011 03:37 am (UTC)
This man is a criminal and I hope he gets everything he deserves.
frazzled_niya
Aug. 20th, 2011 04:12 am (UTC)
he moved rather quickly to another site :\ I just hope people can get enough on him to bring him up against charges, cos this is not cool =_=
clockmagic
Aug. 20th, 2011 04:46 am (UTC)
He's moved a total of seven times now. Poeple on Da are attempting to track him down.
magickitsune
Aug. 20th, 2011 07:19 pm (UTC)
I don't know much about the situation or what's being done, but if charges are being pressed, maybe they can get a subpoena for docs from his website's hosting and/or ISP.
skirtandzy
Aug. 20th, 2011 04:37 am (UTC)
I am surprised that this is the nephew of Joe Lieberman.
I wonder if he will try to use family relations to try to get off the hook.
clockmagic
Aug. 20th, 2011 05:22 am (UTC)
I was surprised myself. He may have been using his family relation to get people to buy his stolen pictures.
kerstin_orion
Aug. 20th, 2011 05:06 am (UTC)
Read this yesterday after being linked in Ursula Vernon's Google+:

Article that the author/site heavily edited once it was pointed out that this guy is a fraud.

Edited at 2011-08-20 05:06 am (UTC)
clockmagic
Aug. 20th, 2011 05:19 am (UTC)
I remember this article but could not find it. Good to see other sources are taking notice.
seethecee
Aug. 20th, 2011 05:11 am (UTC)
http://blog.deirdrereynolds.com/2011/08/art-theft-scam-list.html

this might be interesting to add to your post, its a list of all the artist he's stolen from.. i hope he gets whats coming to him
clockmagic
Aug. 20th, 2011 05:18 am (UTC)
I'll add this, thank you.
lord_aperture
Aug. 20th, 2011 05:48 am (UTC)
Apparently he is also been now labeled as a plagiarist
http://live-momma.livejournal.com/337590.html
clockmagic
Aug. 20th, 2011 05:53 am (UTC)
I saw this on Dametora's journal!
I can't believe it, how do you expect to get away with something so major like all this?
mpd_84
Aug. 20th, 2011 06:00 am (UTC)
Ego?Mental disorder?Not being told "no" enough as a child?
angeling
Aug. 20th, 2011 08:53 pm (UTC)
Ahh I tried to post about it but alas, I was too slow (the site was taken down by the time my post was reviewed). Didn't know it was still jumping around, either. Really hope he gets what's coming to him.
angeling
Aug. 20th, 2011 09:13 pm (UTC)
There seems to be a very comprehensive and complete link list related to this guy in this blog. One person helpfully backed up all the art that was on the art4love website before it went down here.
alex_bjorn
Aug. 20th, 2011 11:51 pm (UTC)
One of the DA artists is attempting to start a Class-action lawsuit (or Has started one) Against the Thief. Not sure if it's already been posted, but it didn't look like it. If you know of anyone who's had something stolen, I would suggest directing them to contact Alexiuss. http://alexiuss.deviantart.com/art/MASSIVE-COPYRIGHT-INFRINGEMENT-253771563
demonshuriken87
Aug. 21st, 2011 03:03 am (UTC)
http://michaelperezgallery.com/canvas_art/wall_art/productdetail.asp?productid=2157 this I'm pretty sure is stolen, if it is indeed that guy. This is too smooth and is a huge jump in style compared to the other works in his gallery. Tattoo style like that takes years to get right.
minimalismo
Aug. 24th, 2011 05:42 pm (UTC)
Holy cow, thanks for posting this. I did a quick Google search and the Internet is aflame over this. Word is spreading FAST!
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