With that being said, there’s also big companies like Walmart that are also trying to earn money off art in the public domain… Similarly, the Museum of Modern Art is selling “Red Canna” by Georgia O’Keeffe, which is now in the public domain, for $166.50 (on sale from $185). For the love of god, don’t pay $166.50 for something you could download for free and print yourself for less than $16.
Of course, none of this is bad necessarily. The public domain exists in part so that people can give formerly copyrighted works new life — sometimes an iconic painting simply needs to become a bedspread. But now that many new works are available for free, it’s worth having a quick look around if you’re thinking of buying vintage art. You might be able to get it for free elsewhere.
To be fair, the Museum of Modern Art is a non-profit — and reportedly avoids all government funding.