New work in traditional style
When I asked Nihonga painter (traditional japanese painter) Taro Yamamoto, if making a copy of one of his paintings would be a problem, he answered ‘no, I sometimes reuse parts of my paintings or copy them if people ask so’.
He stated that art and crafts are very much related to each other. So if making a new bowl or paper roll with the same shape or calligraphy is not a problem. Why should making a new painting with the same image be.
Some colleagues artists find it’s inferior to make a copy of their own work.
I think copying your own (art)work is more a problem for the art dealers than for the artists themselves. The art dealers want to know if they sell and buy unique pieces. Worries for galleries, not for people who appreciate to have something beautiful and perfect in their houses.