Information on purchases of reproductions


If you want to purchase a reproduction of a painting (made without an artist's involvement), TFAO suggests that you use a search engine to assist you. Enter as much information as you have, such as name of artist, name of artwork, date of creation, etc. For many paintings the names of several publishers of reproductions will appear in the search results. If you discover that the original painting is owned by a museum, contact the museum's gift store. The store may have a variety of sizes and types of reproductions for sale. If you find that a museum owns the original painting but has no reproductions currently for sale in its gift store or catalog, you can contact the rights and reproductions office of the museum to see if arrangements may be made for a reproduction to be custom-made for you.

If you discover that a transaction regarding a reproduction is fraudulently represented as a sale of an original work of art, report it to local law enforcement officials.

TFAO does not sell reproductions or original works of art. It also does not provide advice regarding individual works of art.


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