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07-05-2003, 10:55 AM
I have done a watercolor painting of the post-game celebration of the Oklahoma State, Oklahoma football game which is titled Bedlam 2002, and wish to self-publish a fine art print and poster of this watercolor to sell on either a limited or open edition. I have been unable to convince either the Athletic Department or the Alumni Association to sell the poster or print through their organizations. They have failed to see the potential of this project. My question is: Do I have any legal problems if I sell prints IMG]http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Jul-2003/23939-wetcanvasbedlam.jpgand posters of this image?
07-05-2003, 03:14 PM
This is the image referred to in the original post.
07-06-2003, 05:02 AM
Just my opinion, but I don't see why this would give you any trouble legally. You haven't used any logos, etc. As for the shops - try seeing if they will take a few on sale or return. Most places won't take new items like this and just buy some outright. Also, make sure you speak to the buyer on staff and also remember that most retail outlets will at least double the price. So keep that in mind when you decide your artist price to them if it sells. The Alumni Association you need to pitch it to sound good for them. Say they get 50% of the selling price for the association funds. Sorry if you know all this sort of pricing stuff already. Just trying to be helpful in case you hadn't thought of it. :)
07-06-2003, 07:17 AM
Thanks for the input Tina! I did try to avoid using trademarks and logos in this picture;however, I did use my interpretation of the school mascot on the Jumbotron and in the stadium in the lower left portion of the stadium. I was wondering if that could be a problem?
07-06-2003, 10:29 PM
I can't see it causing any problems...you haven't misrepresented anyone or shown anyone in an unfavorable light...that's usually when a personality or team (in this case) has problems.
And its your original artwork.
I had friends once who did poster photos of their young son with his 'college' teeshirt and 'cowbell'. We sold them at an art show in the same town as a big game...all the fans loved them! There was controversy at the time over having the noisemakers at the games! LOL
The text across the bottom of the poster read "Ain't gettin' my cowbell". I still have mine! LOL
07-08-2003, 01:39 PM
here is a varied version of the picture that may be safer. I inserted another scene in the jumbotron
07-09-2003, 09:37 PM
Carli and Tina,
You have convinced me. The presses are rolling.
Thanks for your help!
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