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Today it was brought to my attention that a website:

www.art4love.com

has been selling artwork, over priced claiming it to be "high quality liquid oil base" artwork printed on canvas.

The descriptions read as follows:
"This canvas art was created using high-quality liquid oil-base to produce a vivid and detailed work of art. This wall art has a unique style that is sure to bring many admirers."

"This UV coated canvas art has been museum-wrapped around 1.5 inch wood stretcher bars, and finished with hand-painted black edges.

This is remarkable wall art with exceptional use of color and detail.

Painting comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Art4Love.com guarantees that all of our paintings are carefully stretched, and gallery wrapped using the highest quality cotton canvas available. You can rest assured that your painting will arrive in perfect condition and ready to hang on your wall using nothing more than a simple nail or hanging tack."

Even though some of the stolen pieces clearly were created via the computer.


I urge the community to come together to spread the news to make all artists aware of this website and report it if they see their artwork on their without having given any permission to do so.

Please spread the news, here, tumblr, facebook. Anywhere so we can stop this from going on any further.
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:iconfeliciabebe123:
feliciabebe123 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
is my art on there
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:iconspoonful0fcats:
Spoonful0fcats Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
It's mainly artists with lots of views on deviantart so you should be fine.

I think the site has already been taken down as well :)
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:iconfeliciabebe123:
feliciabebe123 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
yay
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:iconojpto:
ojpto Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
i feel a southpark episode coming from this its already writen itself
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:iconkestrelcloud:
Kestrelcloud Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
How dare he do anything like this...
Didn't he know that he would be caught?
If he has no proof of his own (I highly, seriously doubt it), he's an idiot! A complete idiot.

Next time you see him, he will be a head mounted on my wall in a picture on the deviantart homepage!
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:iconsilverstarsparkle:
silverstarsparkle Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Student General Artist
everyone get your chainsaws! >:)))
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:iconalx234:
alx234 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
HOLY SHIT MY ART GOT STOLEN!
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:iconfeliciabebe123:
feliciabebe123 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
is mine on there
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:iconmulberryart:
MulberryArt Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Time to get a lawyer and kick his ass with a lawsuit?
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:iconalx234:
alx234 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
YES. D:<
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:iconkatcardy:
KatCardy Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
thought you might like to see this group #Major-Thief-Hunters
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:iconsavethecrt:
SaveTheCRT Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
Ooooh, the rascals!
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:iconvladimm:
vladimm Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011   Digital Artist
Here's an artistic response
[link]
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:iconvladimm:
vladimm Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011   Digital Artist
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:iconlo536:
Lo536 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I haven't read too much into this, but one thing is for certain: This scum must be taken down.

I hope that he gets his - and I'm putting this nicely - butt jailed and sued for all that he has. So long as many work to take this trash of a man (company, or whatever) I'm certain that in the future justice will be found.

I don't have a gallery worth theiving, but it angers me beyond -compare- that someone out there is doing such a thing.
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:iconsilver-:
silver- Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
Download over 500 screenshots of the site here: [link]
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:iconneostockz:
NeoStockz Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
art4love - thieving scummers
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:iconmistoflight:
mistoflight Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
[link] He's trying to hide it.
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:iconbeeper52:
beeper52 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
Googled this guy and found some interesting stuff.

Art4Love Inc. Announces a Reverse Split in Its Outstanding Shares.
[link]


Art4Love, Inc. provides a range of fine art and art-related services to corporate clients with various facets of their art needs. It secures the distribution, leasing, and sales rights of visual art. The company has access to the works of 1,200 artists, representing the rights of approximately 15,000 pieces of artwork by established and emerging artists. It also offers a range of consulting services, including framing, installation, disposition, digital image licensing, limited edition prints, portraits, and commissioned work. In addition, the company, through its subsidiary, Art4Love Images, Inc., collects fine art digital images that could be licensed to advertisers, designers, publishers, corporate communicators, and commercial marketers. Further, it offers legal services, which include representation and counsel on various issues from incorporation, tax preparation and optimization, real estate disputes, and contract review to its artist members; and provides discounted digital printing and production solutions for artwork. The company markets and sells its products primarily through the Internet. Art4Love, Inc. was co-founded by Chad Love Lieberman in 2000. The company is based in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.



Founded in 1999

Link for Smartag International, Inc. From the Income Statement, he isn't doing so well.

[link]
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:iconanobu:
Anobu Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Student General Artist
So who owns the company? and why does it say it's based in malaysia? I thought it was based in Florida or New york lol I'm confused now.
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:iconbeeper52:
beeper52 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
I know it's rather confusing. Here is a link to the SEC that will explain
alot. It's just a matter of reading through the finanical form.

Here is a link to the SEC for the filing period June 30, 2011.

[link]
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:iconanobu:
Anobu Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Student General Artist
holy crap 10'000'000 is what this guy makes?
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:iconbeeper52:
beeper52 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
I think the value of the stock is like $0.001 per share or something like that.
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:iconanobu:
Anobu Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Student General Artist
[link] another website of his! He has a ringtone website where he sells paintings as wallpapers for phones now!
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:iconemandmy:
EMandMy Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Student General Artist
These kind of sites really make me angry(putting that into nice words...)
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:iconneko-tan:
Neko-Tan Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Every time I try to go to any of these, it says ther server is down... hm. Maybe too many Deviants visiting it and sharing their anger? owo
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:iconshivaglaceon:
ShivaGlaceon Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't access the site! Even with 67.90.44.118!
I'm really curious if my art is stolen! (Altough my Trainer is the only one worth it)
:(
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:icondutchshun:
dutchshun Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
[link]

A person has taken 500 screenshots, the link is above.
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:iconladymulti:
LadyMulti Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh and don't forget that some of them are quite obviously photographs.
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:iconhardcorexhermys:
hardcoreXhermys Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
that's horrible D:
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:icontioandria:
tioandria Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
does anyone know how to get any of his subpages to work. I know he was selling my ronald mcdonald piece but I want to print it out for my lawyer.
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:iconmodal1:
modal1 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Google image search for site:art4love.com
[link]
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:iconhighlonesomedesign:
HighLonesomeDesign Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, I'm not sure if this a backup that Love himself put up, or if it's a copy someone else put up for others to see (seems like that would make a difference from a legal viewpoint), but your Ronald pic is included in the little slideshow on the main page:
[link]

However, seems like none of the actual jpegs work, and if this Love is guy has any brains, he'll take down that slideshow, too. Something tells me he's a bit dim, tho. (using his real name to sell bootleg art....proof right there)

Really cool painting, btw....says so much.
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:icondutchshun:
dutchshun Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
[link]

Someone on DA has taken 500 screenshots, the link is above.
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:iconquanticchaos1000:
QuanticChaos1000 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Try a google search of the webpage and click on "Cached"
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:icondarantha:
Darantha Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011   Digital Artist
Use the IP adress, like this: [link]
When you try to access a subpage, copy-paste it in instead of 'art4love.com' and reload the page, should work.
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:icontioandria:
tioandria Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
Love, Chad
200 Park Avenue South
New York, New York 10003
United States
91733345656

Better move my lawyer is coming.
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:icontioandria:
tioandria Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
Love, Chad
200 Park Avenue South
New York, New York 10003
United States
91733345656

Better move my lawyer is coming for ya.
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:iconjoeeyemonster:
JoeEyeMonster Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
Seriously, not cool.

This kind of nonsense can really boil up my blood to no end.
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:iconkaizokushojo:
KaizokuShojo Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011   Traditional Artist
[link] <--The website is still up here...
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:iconkaytara:
Kaytara Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This was actually a functioning website? With customers? Yegods, how thick can people be? A whole website of art, and not a single artist credited anywhere?

The only thing worse than the art theft is the truly inane titles they've thought up for some of the pieces. XD
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:iconwizardofunseen:
WizardOfUnseen Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Good point.
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:iconiartiste:
IArtiste Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
Thanks for the info. I posted a link to this in my journal, and hope this gets taken to the courts.

Disgusting.
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:iconstrchsr:
strchsr Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
Posted a screenshot of my complaint to the BBB on my page. I think I made it clear enough to them I was displeased. I hope it gets DMCA'd.
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:iconnoellisty:
Noellisty Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
I've already made a journal about this, and will be telling my tumblr friends about this too. (as some of them too are artists). I can't wait until they're in the hands of officials.
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:iconnomnomtime:
nomnomtime Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
This is outrageous. I would check it out but my computer won't let me. Now I feel scared that some of my own artwork has been stolen. Sigh... why does the world have to be so dishonest. I mean, really people, doesn't this make you sick to your stomach?? Anyways, please keep me updated on this. And I'll try to tell all of my friends.
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:iconnina-y:
nina-Y Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
they've stolen at least one of my works. if anybody has any info on how to contact them, as emails do not go through, let me know.
also, if you're having trouble viewing anything on the website, replace the domain name in the address bar with the IP. 67.90.44.118
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:iconhans-sachs:
hans-sachs Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
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:iconmisterwackydoodle:
misterwackydoodle Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
they already seem to be taken down? so, mission accomplished i hope.
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:icondrawnentity:
Drawnentity Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Sadly, it's still available: [link]
If you want to browse, copy this IP address in the place of Art4Love.com (in the address of the broken page which you will be redirected to): 67.90.44.118
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