vintagechildhood is back as ChildhoodStudios

30 Jun

Received this in the inbox:

I think this may be the Etsy seller who previously sold under several
other accounts and you wrote about back here:
https://etsycallout.wordpress.com/2009/10/15/art-thief-and-svetlana/

The new shop is here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/ChildhoodStudios

Same tags, descriptions, etc. I’ve contacted the artists I was able to
identify, but there’s a lot up there I can’t figure out 😦

I’ve already reported the Alice in Wonderland engraving as mistagged since it claims to be an original watercolor, but is a completely different technique. I know I can’t flag as copyright, so I was at least hoping flagging as mistagged would get somewhere, but it doesn’t look like admin is doing anything. It really frosts me that Etsy purports to be about the indie craft movement, but then fails to act appropriately with what appears to be stolen artwork, in comparison to sites like Polyvore, etc.

Anyway, hope this helps get the word out to some of the other victims.

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8 Responses to “vintagechildhood is back as ChildhoodStudios”

  1. Amused June 30, 2010 at 9:31 pm #

    Empty? That was fast.

  2. Brian June 30, 2010 at 10:20 pm #

    WOW, I see she stole all of the Barbie prints from Robert Best. If you google his name plus “Barbie prints” you’ll see all of his artwork. I can’t imagine how buyers were fooled. It’s just mind boggling.

  3. Disgusted July 1, 2010 at 5:43 am #

    Not all but most artists have a distinct style. The idea that someone would create something as different in style as Barbie/Wonderland is a bit far fetched.

  4. AML July 1, 2010 at 5:46 am #

    I did see that one painting that sold was a Dallas Shaw watercolor.

  5. ohboy July 1, 2010 at 8:25 am #

    I simply googled:
    barbie 50th anniversary dress
    and then looked in images and found this pic and link:
    http://www.etsy.com/transaction/26944826

    maybe simply reporting it to Mattel directly would work, not just to the artist because Mattel paid for it, not sure if that would work, tho

  6. ohboy July 1, 2010 at 8:28 am #

    a thought, the buyer who gave her a negative bought the barbie “painting” – buyer will have theif’s name and addy.

  7. JOINAA July 1, 2010 at 11:40 am #

    Shop item!s down, shop sits there looking empty and STOOPID!

  8. ohboy July 1, 2010 at 9:28 pm #

    shop isn’t empty – click on profile, shop, etc and you get an uh-oh this shop does not exist! Go us!!

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