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Topic: iStock type site for art? (Read 635 times) previous topic - next topic

iStock type site for art?

So this is a personal question, I was looking at some art for my new house. They can be $400+ in the sizes I want. Now I have my own wide format printer in a print shop so why would I want to pay someone else to print something I can? The problem is getting the artwork. I would happily pay for a digital copy, but cannot seem to find anything like iStock for fine art, I am assuming there are serious license issues and that is why they are not being sold or my googling is just not that good.

I am particularly about resolution, so grabbing something off google images is just not good enough. Am I out of luck without some expensive license or does anyone know where I can buy these files as I would from iStock? 

The specific piece I am looking for is by Winslow Homer "Canoe in the rapids"

Re: iStock type site for art?

Reply #1
Google image search?

I know there is a post with a few good sites but not sure if it's what you're looking for.
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Re: iStock type site for art?

Reply #2
I doubt artists want to use a service like that for their work because you know the internet. There would be people mass producing their art. You can buy a 16" x 24" print here for $39.69.

Winslow Homer "Canoe in the Rapids"
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Re: iStock type site for art?

Reply #3
I doubt artists want to use a service like that for their work because you know the internet. There would be people mass producing their art. You can buy a 16" x 24" print here for $39.69.

Winslow Homer "Canoe in the Rapids"

I get any artists alive would not want that, I am talking about artists long dead. I am also looking for much larger, in the 40" to 60" width range which I could buy a roll of paper for my Epson for that much with change to spare.

Re: iStock type site for art?

Reply #4
I think since your use is for personal - you'd be able to get a copy from these guys... https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/imagerequest

https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/art/306171
"Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Louise E. Bettens Fund
Accession Year
1924
Object Number
1924.30
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
The Harvard Art Museums encourage the use of images found on this website for personal, noncommercial use, including educational and scholarly purposes. To request a higher resolution file of this image, please submit an online request."
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Re: iStock type site for art?

Reply #5
I think since your use is for personal - you'd be able to get a copy from these guys... https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/imagerequest

https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/art/306171
"Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Louise E. Bettens Fund
Accession Year
1924
Object Number
1924.30
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
The Harvard Art Museums encourage the use of images found on this website for personal, noncommercial use, including educational and scholarly purposes. To request a higher resolution file of this image, please submit an online request."

Thanks I will check that out