Tuesday, November 26, 2013
I'll be on CBS News 6:30pm est. Tonight!
Some of you may remember a few months ago I had my work stolen by a Chinese company...well I'll be talking about that on the news! CBS 6:30pm eastern time... I'll update this post after it airs because we shot about two hours of footage and they are going to chop it down into about two minutes so I have no idea what to expect.
To the right is my painting of the Persimmons and underneath it is the bad Chinese copy...
To read the whole story and see the segment on CBS News click:
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I'll be watching!ReplyDelete
Looking forward to hearing what you thought
It was a well done piece. Left me angry that there isn't much we can realistically do about it, I can only imagine your frustration. I think it comes down to ethics. People and corporations (hotel chains were specifically mentioned) that purchase these paintings online have to know: if it's too good of a deal to be genuine, it must be a knock off, and someone is getting ripped off.Delete
Jose - It is a problem, and it really pisses me off that it goes on. But on the other hand, if we look at the worlds problems, and what governments do to their people, If I had the power to solve one and only one, this would not be the one I would pick...it wouldn't even be in the top ten.Delete
Your work is beautiful. I will buy a piece from you to support your work as an American artistReplyDelete
That would be wonderful!Delete
Bought one of your paintings about two years ago when we were both showing at the Ridgewood Art Institute. It's a prized possession. Saw the piece on CBS tonight. They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so you must be doing something right. Probably good PR in the long run.ReplyDelete
Which one did you get?
I thought it was funny how they worded it...It could have been taken as"The Chinese usually only copy famous artist's who have been dead for at least 50 years"...and me.
Thanks for the link, everyone needs to share and forward your experience and information.ReplyDelete
I do not think there is any easy answer to this for artist, as long as the public is indifferent to the thief of art and copyright. Education is the best course of action, the more people know of China’s art factories like Darfin the better and hopefully raising awareness of the true cost to real artists. Darfin has been doing this for decades with full support of the Chinese government, endless plagiarism at an industrial level.
You have my sympathy and support, remember imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. I know that is not much comfort after being robbed by pirates. But they don’t steal bad work.
My father commented that in the piece they said "China law permits them to copy any painter who has been dead for 50 years", which makes it sound like they only copy history's greatest painters ....and you. We know that's not true, but we got a laugh out of it.
Imitation is not great when they make a mess of it. They have to be using student grade paint just by the awful color, maybe even house paint. I have noticed that when in furniture stores. I have tried to educate people who have bought from the "Starving Artist Sales" who think they have original art. They seemed to think I am just sore because they did not buy my art. I am resigned to the fact that if they are happy with it that is OK. At least this show may educate some of them.ReplyDelete
They are using the least expensive materials they can find. The truth is that no educated art buyer would buy anything from them, The problem is as much the fault of giant American retail stores, restaurants, and hotel chains, and even Amazon now... that should know better...ReplyDelete
I just came across this post and Clinton - it made me absolutely sick to my stomach. I am so ready to throw in the towel and stop painting all together. Just last week I had to spend hours trying to get a Chinese site to pull down my artwork. The problem is that even if you succeed to take one down they just spring up like weeds some place else. How are you going about protecting your images from further theft? Sine the airing of this have you found ways to curb the theft?ReplyDelete