Ok, I have an incredible print from a woman named Linda Barnicott that does many paintings in the Pittsburgh area, but has a particular interest in doing Kennywood paintings. Mine is of the Steel Phantom (wonderful picture, but *very* expensive) and I'm looking into acquiring a few more.
My question is this; does anyone know if there's someone that does artwork of Cedar Point? I know a lot of you guys take photos too, does anyone offer their photos (for a price) in full size for a wall hanging? I'd like to start a collection on my one wall of park/coaster stuff with my Phantom picture as a centerpiece, and I'd like something with the Point specificially, but any other park might work too.
For anyone interested, here's Linda's Kennywood gallery:
I have "Phantom of Lost Kennywood" and I know the guys in the band in the "Golden Memories at Kennywood's Kiddie Land" (just my little bragging session ;) )
If you find someone who has done artwork of CP coasters, let me know.
Edir: I believe she painted up through 2001...we have a print on the marina side of the island that includes MF at night. *** Edited 7/2/2004 5:47:15 PM UTC by Peabody***
We're all familiar with all the legal mumbo jumbo involved with selling photographs and how in general you can't, but how does the whole trademark, personal property, profiting off of someone else thing apply to artwork such as drawings or paintings?
Homer: "It's pronnounced learned, Lisa, learrrrrrrned."
On one side you're reproducing the parks property, not unlike a photo.
On the other hand what if I sat in my house and painted a picture of the CP skyline from memory. What if I did the same using a photo?
It's gets awfully 'iffy'
I've never been able to find info on the subject.
At what point does it go from reproduction to original work? I guess that's the main issue.
She does many other pictures of around the city too - I'm even in one of her pictures of the last march up "The Hill" to Pitt Stadium for the last game against Notre Dame (my best memory of Pitt Marching Band!).
I guess Gonch, I'd ask you this - if painting a picture or selling a picture of an amusement park is against "copyright" laws, how is anything not copyrighted? Then taking a picture of the city from the top of Mt. Washington would be against copyright laws of every office in every building downtown. I think when you're talking something someone had to either take the picture of, or take the time to paint, you have to consider that nature is free and if someone chooses to build something, you have to accept that it'll be included in what someone considers "art". I dunno, seems WAY too picky to me ... although like I said, I think Linda has an agreement with Kennywood to use their name and their ride names in pictures.
Peabody, if you find that lady's name, that'd be great. The picture you described would be PERFECT to match what I have now ... you wouldn't be interested in selling would you? ;)
Painting a coaster or a park scene or park skyline is closer to the first scenario because it's all privately owned property. There's nothing 'incedental' about the image - it's a painting (or photo or whatever) of the park - that's the focus.
Property rights law really is that undefined, grey and hard to grasp. Whch is why there is often confusion.
Not trying to start anything, I was honestly curious because I've often wondered why we don't see more coaster/park artwork. Like real hand drawn or painted art.
Interesting to think about though!
Hey speaking of things included in that picture, if someone could take a look at the Steel Phantom one that I have and let me know if I'm just crazy or there was NEVER a flyer painted red and white in the middle of the Phantom's loops. Or more specifically, since the construction of Lost Kennywood, there was NEVER a flyer in that spot - Pitt Fall is the only thing that's been there since the Phantom went up in '91 to the best of my memory. That's the only thing that really bothers me about that picture is that there's no Pitt Fall, there's some gaudily-colored flyer in the middle of the loops ... hence why I want the Thunderbolt one with the Pitt Fall in the background ;)
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