Art & Fine Art Policy

You can sell other people’s artwork if you are their authorized dealer

Restrictions on the Artwork Policy

  • You cannot sell unauthorized copies or reproductions of artwork that violate any copyright or trademark.
  • You cannot sell artwork without the proper description.
  1. State the actual author’s name: Include the real author’s name in the description or the artwork’s details.
  2. Art with some changes: for example: paint conservation, modifications, or renovations – Your listing description should provide details of exactly the work done
  3. Reproductions: Yes, you can sell reproductions of an artwork; for example, posters, or paintings, if it does not violate laws, copyrights, or trademarks
  4. Replica paintings: You must clearly state the artwork as a replica. It should be clear enough for the buyer to understand is not buying original artwork.
  5. Missing Details of Piece General Conditions

Fine Art Policy

 Fine Art is defined as an art-connected product with specific qualifications and discoverability that make that piece unique, rare, or valuable. For example, a Picasso, rare lithography, etc. To sell such exquisite pieces, you need to provide discoverable documentation as evidence that the piece or product you intend is rare, unique, or valuable. The seller should provide the evidence to the buyer and all details regarding the fine art piece.

Some examples of Fine Art You Can List with Proper Documentation

  • Limited edition artwork
  • Limited edition photos or prints with 200 or less
  • Rare watercolor, drawings, two-dimension paintings
  • Artwork printed in unique size
  • Fine artwork with a certificate of authenticity with author’s signature and number of prints
  • Authenticated artwork with sales history
  • Rare book editions or originals
  • Some examples, but not limited, to be accepted as a rare, unique, or valuable the piece should be:
    • The only piece available
    • Only 200 or fewer printed
    • Must have a certificate of authenticity
    • Must have specific and unique watercolors or trademarks
    • Should be numbered and signed by the author and must have a certificate of authenticity
    • Must have proof of authors-piece relation
    • Native American arts, crafts, and jewelry that follows all government regulations

Examples of Prohibited Fine Art

  • Anthropological or culturally based archaeological art
  • Native American items:
    • Funeral objects placed with the dead
    • Grave markers
    • Human remains
    • Sacred items used by Native American religious leaders in ceremonial practices, such as ceremonial masks and prayer sticks 
    • Artifacts, fossils, and relics
    • Cave formations: some but not limited are: Speleothems, stalactites, and stalagmites 

Example, but not limited, Unqualified Fine Art

  • Artwork without a named artist
  • Mass-produced artwork
  • Brush on Canvas type of artwork
  • Reproductions
  • Giclée print on canvas
  • Mass-produce advertisements

Please upload your certification, authorization (including governmental ID), or any other document that grants you the right to sell a or multiple fine arts.

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