Artists: What You Sell

When an artist sells a photography, or a one of a kind painting, they only sell the piece of art itself. While the purchaser is able to freely resell the work, the artist retains the copyright.

This is why a photographer can resell tens or hundreds of copies of a single photograph.

The artist may use this copyright to license reproductions, derivative works, or copies of the work printed on T-Shirts and coffee mugs.