|www.oilpaintings-supplier.com Selling Fake Prints!!
||[Jul. 6th, 2012|12:20 pm]
|||||'Mind', by SOAD||]|
Once again, I've been the victim of a website selling fake prints of my work -- a multitude of artists being ripped off! http://www.oilpaintings-supplier.com has over 40 images of my work for sale, and not just pictures of my paintings, but pictures of me painting murals and pictures of my studio... All claiming to be '100% hand painted oil paintings'. Please, help share this news and help get these jerks shut down! You can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com or find more of their contact info in the links provided:
That's awful. Can't you sue for copyright violation or something?
it's very difficult with them in China and me in Canada, whenever there's boarders... The emails people and myself sent helped though, they took down the page :)
Glad to hear they took it down. :)
2012-07-07 02:26 am (UTC)
WOW. That really SUCKS!! Have you tried watermarking your stuff online. I heard that it works from jack asses like these? Seriously, I would probably be so mad too if that happened to me. I would pay them a visit with the police and get them arrested. too bad they are in China, those fuckers.
They took down my page a couple days after it was discovered. It's very difficult to sue from across boarders, but this is becoming a frequent problem for me... Will no doubt need a personal lawyer in the future.
2012-07-07 04:08 pm (UTC)
Geez. Again!? For what it's worth I emailed them. Short & nasty. I also posted a link to them on facebook letting my friends know they're a scam & ripping artists off.
I appreciate it! They took down my page a couple days after discovering it, so mine and yours and whoever elses emails were sent certainly helped ~
Check out Alex Kanevsky's response to his own paintings being forged by the same people, it's quite an interesting take on it! It's the most recent post on his Facebook fan page if you want to see the image. "For the past couple years, every now and then someone would write to me to let me know that there is a village in China where they make to order rip-off paintings, including some of mine. Both flattered and disturbed, I finally decided to see for myself. I ordered one of mine. And yesterday it finally arrived. It was fascinating if somewhat bizarre experience to see one of these things in person, but not as disturbing as I thought it might be. It wasn't so bad that it would be good, but it was far from good enough to be anywhere near passable. Interesting experience in so many ways. Reaffirmed all sorts of notions regarding subjective vs. objective, image vs. painting, etc. I am still sorting it all out. Meanwhile I think I will stretch it and hang it in the laundry room. The original was 24"x24". My new Chinese one is 8"x10"."