Saturday, June 11, 2011

Stolen Artwork Being Sold on FineArtAmerica.com

My Thom Yorke caricature for sale!
My original Thom Yorke that I actually uploaded to the site tonight

Tonight I'm making a post to expose Paul Howell of New Rochelle, New York for selling artwork he stole from me and others I recognized. They are being sold on FineArtAmerica.com. I first noticed the Thom Yorke image above which is clearly stolen. That's a screen capture of my image as I uploaded it to the site tonight. I decided to go back and have another look and I counted 8 of my manipulated caricatures for sale by the so-called artist, Paul Howell. The links with Paul Howell's name are links to his website. Be sure and stop by and email him. I did. The link for FineArtAmerica.com is a link to their site but specifically his page, which I spliced together from multiple screen captures. Be sure and share this with all of your friends. Thanks!

A little information on Paul Howell:
Paul Howell
103 Belleau Ave
New Rochelle, NY. 10804
Phone: 914.630.4866
Paul's Web Site

Paul Howell's web site with 8 of my works displayed

This is Paul Howell's personal web site. I counted nine of my images on his front page.
This is Paul Howell's personal web site

I dropped Paul Howell an email to say hi and invite him to my blog post:
Drop him an email. I did.


 
I hope you enjoyed. Have a great day and be inspired!

26 comments:

  1. Rodney,

    i am Paul. I apologize for using your images as photo references. I did not intend to slight you in any way. They are not just screen captures but painted into corel painter X. As it is clear you are offended by my use of the images, I will take them down immediately.

    Please know I meant no disrespect, in fact quite the opposite. Your manipulations inspire me.

    Paul

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  2. You're going to have to deal with the bad karma for such a nefarious deed, Paul. A simple delete doesn't adjust that balance sheet, nor does it blow smoke up the rears of those who are not fooled.

    Sorry to hear about this Rodney :(

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  3. Thanks Mark!

    As for you Paul, I'm not impressed by your flattering comment about how I inspire you. You're a thief. You even stole my bio. You're a sick dude!

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  4. Dude, i apologized for painting your manipulations, I'm not sure how else to respond. I really meant no disrespect.

    Paul

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  5. You're a thief! What about this site? http://www.itsmyfolio.com/

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  6. i took that down to remove the images created from your manipulations as well. Rodney, I'm am doing what i can to satisfy you. I acknowledge the mistake and apologize again. I never meant to steal, just to paint some images i really liked, but i fully understand how you feel stolen from. I realize i should have gotten your permission to paint the images and regret not doing so.

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  7. Excuses Paul, you used liquify and Topaz to alter them. I'm not stupi.

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  8. My apologies i guess won't satisfy you, so i'm not sure what else to do.

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  9. You still haven't taken down my Anthony Hopkins Paul. You don't learn well. How many other artists have you ripped off? I noticed your Kanye West is a Jason Seiler rip off. That's a no no Paul. What does your true work look like Paul? Or have you ever painted anything? I'm just not feeling sorry for you Paul. Goodnight Paul!

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  10. http://fineartamerica.com/showmessages.php?messageid=444152&targetid=444191#444191

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  11. Shame on you, Paul ! You speak about "inspiration" but it's a theft, you stole Rodney's artwork, with no respect. If you like Rodney's art, why didn't you write to him before ?! To apologise after that is too easy : you knew exactly what you did, caricaturists are not stupid ! Unfortunately for you, Rodney is an artist who is internationnaly recognized : now you are an internationnaly recognized thief ! Christophe Bodard (France).

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  12. Hahaha, well put Bodard. Thanks for the support!

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  13. :(
    What a pity !
    I understand the reason why you're so furious, Rodney.
    His "respect" for your Art is different from mine !
    It's a shame to earn money with others' work, and with unscrupulousness !

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  14. I agree with Bodard and AMBre's comments. Yuk !

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  15. WOW....WHAT A VAMPIRE THIS PAUL HOWELL..WHO KNOWS IF IT S REALLY HIS NAME...I'M SORRY FOR THE PAIN YOU MIGHT HAVE HAD BECAUSE OF THIS CRAZY MAN WHO LIES AS GRASS GROWS ON EARTH....
    :((
    Dear dear Rodney, FORTUNATELY Angels are near you to have guide you...God bless you my friend, now we can find http 404 and 403 forbidden....
    :))
    But it's a shame that in ART, in this great great family where artists wish the best for humanity all the time in creating so much beauty to give strengh to all...that we can find some UGLY people...AS Lafontaine said...WHO pirates an egg CAN pirates a cow...
    :))
    SO...MY FRIEND...AS THE BIG ONES....GO ON BE CAREFULL WITH YOUR GENIUS....AND MAKE A CARICATURE OF THE CARICATURE of this to keep your heart enough in happiness :))
    Kisses from FRANCE, Sylvia

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  16. I will do that. Thanks for always being there Sylvia!! Take care my friend!

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  17. Paul, you're a certifiable P.O.S. on several levels. The fact that you outright stole from Rodney in the first place is only part of it.

    1. You said the images are references? You're selling reference material? You damn sure didn't "repaint" the images, they're captures like Rodney said... you're a liar.

    2. "it is clear you are offended by my use of the images" ...seriously, you're an idiot.

    3. You're trying to soften this up with a passive apology over what you call a mistake? How stupid are you? You had to proactively steal, rerender, upload, and claim his work.

    Paul, your FB (http://www.facebook.com/paulhowell1969) says you studied clinical psychology, so besides being an idiot, how would you diagnose yourself?

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  18. What a lowlife. I'd demand compensation...

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  19. For anyone subscribed to this feed or anyone stopping by I just wanted to let everyone know that I just got an email from Fine Art America (FAA). They have closed his accounts and banned him for ever!

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  20. this is insane! Big fan of your work Rodney, not to the extent that I'd covet and try and pass any of your pieces off as an original of my own, with the help of the ol' liquify tool! Paul you're a complete P***k and I'm surprised you had the balls to leave a comment here when you haven't a moral bone in your body to stand with. Hope this guy gets ejected from any potentially lucrative sites he happens to be a member of. Good luck Rodney.

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  21. Looks like he's still at it. This guy really doesn't seem to understand the concept of COPYRIGHT. http://www.art.com/gallery/id--a50197/paul-howell-posters.htm Granted, he's not the first amateur to try to pedal this movie poster ripoff crap. But what does he think this is, China? Here in America it's very simple, Paul. Did you take the photo, render the image, paint the picture, or make the movie? No? Did they give it to you? No? Then it's not yours. Period.

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  22. Yeah, I hear you Mike. He'll never change.

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