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Old 06-28-2019, 10:47 PM
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Default Selling art from prison?

Hello Im not sure if this is the right place to post this but here goes: I have a pen pal in prison and hes looking to start selling his art in the hopes of being able to support himself in there. Hes told me about Saatchi Art and Fine Arts America, but Im not sure about how to go about signing him up for those services and also how wed get someone to take photos of his art for him? Id offer to do it, but Im so far from (in Australia) and the last time he sent me some art it look like over 2 months to get here. If anyone could offer some insight and advice on the best way to be able to get his art out there Id really appreciate it and be eternally grateful! Hes in Virginia, if that matters!
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First of all, keep in mind that benefit monetarily from work you do while in prison (at least to my knowledge) is strictly against the rules.

That being said, where I served there were several people who were making both art (sculpture/paintings) as well as leatherwork (bags/wallets/etc) and sent them home. From there someone simply took pictures of it and sold them. I believe most of it was done through Etsy (Etsy.com) but some of them went as far as having their own websites/ecommerce sites and sold them there (for decent profit I may add).

If it's painted art, he may also want to discuss it with an art dealer who he can ship it to as opposed to sending it to Australia.
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