Artsy no longer allows you to list unauthorized items on the platform. Even if they are attributed to “After” the artist, these types of items no longer meet our listing requirements. Please note that any items that infringe on copyrighted intellectual property are never allowed.
What does authorized mean?
A work is authorized if its production is sanctioned by the artist's studio, their estate or foundation, or another authorized body.
If a work does not meet the above criteria, it may not be listed on Artsy.
What does After mean?
"After" is an attribution modifier that signifies that a work is a copy of a known artist’s artwork (traditional cataloging standards use this only for attributing historic works where the artist who made the work is unknown; Artsy has adopted this convention to deal with some contemporary collectibles, copies, and reproductions, see our Damien Hirst Artist Level Guidelines for an example). For authorized contemporary art merchandise and multiples, you do not need to use "After" or other artist qualifiers. Instead, simply attribute the work directly to the known artist and select the appropriate artwork classification and medium type (ex: Skateboard with a Warhol screenprint should have the medium type Ephemera or Merchandise).
For a full list of approved qualifiers, please refer to our list of artist attribution qualifiers here.