Jackie 's comment on The Summer Art Fair. Would I Be An Artist There?
|12 months ago|
Good points Jack. But a copy, or rip-off, of a Senkarik is just that. It has little or no value. In fact, it could help Mikki because the owner of a copy might one day want to own the real thing.
We get a lot of comments about the fact that we share our images on social media - with no watermarks or copyright notices. But that's fine. If someone wants to print a low-resolution version on their office computer, frame it and hang it, at least they appreciate our artwork.
When their home made print has faded they could possibly realize that a proper signed limited edition giclee would give them lasting pleasure, and increase in value.
We have lots of people who copy Andy's work but as they say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
When I was a kid in England, every suburban home seemed to have a cheap reproduction of Constable's The Hay Wain on their walls but it didn't detract from the value of the original.
We recently had a discussion here about The Scream. Again, when I was a kid it seemed that every teenager had a poster of that work in their bedrooms. When you think that it just sold for (I think) $116 million, those posters were hardly a problem. In fact, they probably increased the value of the real thing.