Artsy allows you to list unauthorized items on the platform, provided they are attributed to “After” the artist. Please note that any items that infringe on copyrighted intellectual property are not 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, use an attribution qualifier, such as "after" or "in the style of," to clearly communicate the artist’s level of involvement in the work.
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 contemporary collectibles, copies, and reproductions). For authorized ephemera and 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 Murakami screenprint).
However, any unauthorized prints or editioned works, should always use the "After" qualifier. Please note that in many cases unauthorized prints or editioned works may be removed for copyright infringement.
For a full list of approved qualifiers, please refer to our list of artist attribution qualifiers here.