Would it be wrong to paint my own version of a painting I like?
June 22, 2008 8:06 PM Subscribe
I stumbled upon a print of a painting selling online (sold by the artist thru a third party site) which I really love. I’m creative, so rather than buy the small and expensive print, I thought it would be fun for me to paint my own version of it.
What are the ethics/copyright issues of this?...
posted by catatethebird to media & arts (19 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I would not be selling the painting or trying to pass it off as my original idea, just making it to keep for myself.
I don’t think it would be a big legal issue, but I am also interested in how original artists might feel about something like this.
Artists: Would this bother you? Would you feel like you were losing a sale? Any other thoughts?