This blog post is inspired by a few comments that were posted on our facebook fan page. We LOVE it when artists and patrons have meaningful conversations in response to one of our posts.
So… to answer your question – Why do artists have “No Picture Taking” signs in their booths?
The reason is: many of the artists have copyrighted work. These artists have spent hours upon hours of their time to create each master piece individually. Taking a picture of their work can allow a person to duplicate or use the other artist’s creative idea. Also, if the work happens to be photography – someone can easily make prints and not pay for the artwork.
Creating and selling artwork is what many of these artists do for a living. It wouldn’t be fair to not compensate these artists for their work.
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