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FAQ`s

Please review the list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below. If you are unable to find your answer below, or if you would rather speak with a Client Services Specialist, please contact us at contact@thorfineart.com and we will do our best to assist you.

Limited Edition Artwork

COVID-19

Dear Collector,

We hope this message finds you, your families, and your colleagues safe and well. Our top priority has and always will be the health and safety of our collectors, partners, and the communities in which we operate. In these unprecedented times, we are deeply focused on ensuring the safety of our community, while continuing to meet the needs of our collectors.

As the COVID-19 situation continues to rapidly evolve, we want to assure you that Thor Fine Art is modifying the ways we work and communicate to best position the organization to deliver the leading fine art pieces that you have come to expect, despite such a challenging environment.

We have been proactively reviewing our resiliency plan to address the COVID-19 developments, and we are coordinating our response with federal and local health and governmental entities around the world. 

Keeping our team members and customers safe, while continuing to meet your needs will guide all of our actions.

Please advise that some delays in delivery might occur due to Covid-19.

Thank you for being a valued collector and for your continued trust as we manage through this time together.

About Thor Fine Art™

What is Thor Fine Art™?
Thor Fine Art™ is a luxury brand of Fine Art Photography by artist Torleif Lie. Founded in Stavanger, Norway in 2014, Thor Fine Art™ sells Limited Edition and Open Edition photographic artwork through its online gallery.

Who is Torleif Lie?
Torleif Lie is an award-winning fine art photographer based in Stavanger, Norway. His work captures not only the beauty of the natural world, but also the essence of a particular place. On the surface of his images the viewer can perhaps see an environmental message, or a celebration of the beauty of the natural world, but in the depth of his photographs one can sense a homage to the cultures that have inhabited these extraordinary locations for millenniums, the true essence of what is in front of us with its ancient resilience and beauty. Torleif is also a multidisciplinary artist, including underwater imagery, and exquisite interior designs that reflect his spirit of excellence and immense attention to presentations, details and overall experiential perfection. Learn more about the artist >

Where are you located?
Thor Fine Art™ Corporate Offices are located in Stavanger, Norway. All fine art prints and acrylic art pieces are manufactured in Lakewood, CO, USA.
 

Craftmanship

What is the Signature Collection?

The Signature Collection is designed to be at the very pinnacle of image quality and fine art presentation. We make no compromise in terms of image quality, material or craftsmanship. Each art piece is handcrafted to absolute perfection, using only the finest museum-grade art materials in the world.

Our Signature Collection is offered in three exquisite art mediums; Canson® Infinity Platine Fibre Rag, Fujiflex Crystal Archive and the industry-leading gallery quality TruLife™ Acrylic Face Mount.

Your chosen art piece is offered from a maximum collection of 150 worldwide, across all sizes manufactured. Once the edition sells out, there will never be another fine art print of that photograph. You can read more about the Signature Collection here >

Canson® Infinity Platine Fibre Rag
With an aesthetic and feel mimicking that of F-type smooth satin fiber paper from the darkroom, Platine Fibre Rag Paper from Canson Infinity sets a new benchmark for printing in the digital age.

Canson® Infinity Platine Fibre 100% cotton paper has the latest microporous coating along with the classic platinum/platine finish providing the aesthetic and feel of the original F-Type Baryta Fibre paper, having a true pure white tone without using optical brighteners.

The 310 gsm paper has a thickness of 15.6 mil and is rated with a whiteness of 89.12%.

Canson Infinity Platine Fibre Rag prints are shipped from the Thor Fine Art™ Corporate Offices in Stavanger, Norway. Prints are shipped unframed. Each print is carefully enclosed in a cardboard tube to protect while shipping. We include a beautifully designed certificate of authenticity. The certificate includes the artist signature, title and edition number.

All Canson Infinity Platine Fibre Rag prints are delivered with a white border surrounding the print to assist in framing.

We recommend exercising caution when unrolling the print as damage can occur if not careful. Ideally the prints should be unrolled by a framing professional.

Estimated manufacturing time is 2 weeks.

Fujiflex Crystal Archive
Fujiflex Crystal Archive is a highly specialized and superior photographic material. Fujiflex is a silver halide based polyester that produces exceptionally high quality, high gloss photographic prints that contain vivid colors and remarkable archival properties.

Unlike inkjet printing, printing to Fujiflex Crystal Archive is a specialized process using Chromira LED exposure technology. Photographs are not printed to the Fujiflex polyester material, they are exposed into the silver halide base with red, green and blue LED globes. The exposed Fujiflex is then processed in photographic chemistry to produce archival Digital C type photographic prints that we feel show the true beauty of our photographs.

Fujiflex Crystal Archive prints are shipped from the Thor Fine Art™ Corporate Offices in Stavanger, Norway. Prints are shipped unframed. Each print is carefully enclosed in a cardboard tube to protect while shipping. We include a beautifully designed certificate of authenticity. The certificate includes the artist signature, title and edition number.

All Fujiflex Crystal Archive prints are delivered with a white border surrounding the print to assist in framing.

We recommend exercising caution when unrolling the print as damage can occur if not careful. Ideally the prints should be unrolled by a framing professional.

Estimated manufacturing time is 2 weeks.

TruLife™ Acrylic Face Mount
The frameless acrylic face mount offers an incredibly modern and brilliant display that no other art presentation can match. Each piece is handcrafted to absolute perfection. We make no compromise in terms of image quality, material or craftsmanship.

The FujiFlex Crystal Archive print and the Canson Infinity Platine Fibre Rag are professionally mounted face-first onto 1/8″ TruLife™ acrylic with diamond polished edges. The TruLife™ acrylic is then mounted to sturdy aluminum Dibond® backing, known for its remarkable stability and low weight.

This unique mounting solution protects the piece from dust, humidity and UV rays to prevent fading while showcasing the impeccable image quality, with a vibrant clarity of colors and remarkable depth of contrast.

Each piece is delivered with a Metal Inset Frame for effortless hanging on delivery.

We include a beautifully designed certificate of authenticity. The certificate includes the artist signature, title and edition number.

All TruLife™ Acrylic art pieces are shipped to International Collectors from Lakewood, CO, USA

Acrylic pieces ordered by Collectors in Norway, will be shipped from our Corporate Offices in Stavanger, Norway.

Estimated manufacturing time is 4 weeks.

Do you authenticate the Signature Collection artwork?
We have gone to great lengths to protect the integrity of our Signature Collection.

Each Fine Art Print and TruLife Acrylic art piece features a digitally embedded signature and edition number. A serialized and numbered hologram can be found on the front of your Certificate of Authenticity. A second, identically numbered hologram is applied to the backside of the art piece. Each Certificate of Authenticity is handwritten and signed by the Artist. This ensures the security and genuineness of the artwork and minimizes the risk of forgery or duplication.

 

Purchasing Thor Artwork

How can I acquire a Thor Fine Art™ Original?
All orders can be placed online via computer or mobile devices. Occasionally you will be able to acquire an art piece directly from a museum during an exhibition.

How do I place an order online?
Add the products you wish to order in your shopping cart by selecting the desired Size and Art Medium and by clicking on the Add to Cart button located next to the product image. When you’re ready to complete your order, click Proceed to Checkout from within your cart and follow the instructions. If you need assistance completing your order or have a question, we are here to help. You can email us by simply clicking here

Importance of submitting accurate information
You are responsible for supplying all required information when submitting an order, including complete name, shipping and billing address (no P.O. Boxes), telephone number, valid e-mail address, and valid payment method. No responsibility is assumed for mis-delivery due to incorrect information supplied by a customer.

Thor Fine Art™ reserves the right to refuse or cancel any order at any time, in which case the customer’s sole remedy is a refund of any payment(s) made for such order.

Is it secure to order an art piece from the Thor Fine Art™ website?
We use 256 bit SSL encryption to help protect the security of credit card transactions. We do not store credit card information after the transaction has been completed. We apologize for any inconvenience on needing to re-enter credit card information each time you order, but we believe this process helps protect your sensitive credit card information.

What type of payments do you accept?
We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express & PayPal.

When will my credit card be billed?
Your credit card or payment service will be billed at time of order.

How much is the shipping cost?
Shipping costs are determined by the size of the order and the destination. The associated shipping costs are displayed in your cart during checkout.

Do you have a return policy?
Thor Fine Art™ artwork is custom-made and as such, we are unable to offer returns or exchanges.

Do I need to pay tax?
International collectors are responsible for paying any and all international fees, duties, customs and taxes. We encourage you to contact your local postal service or customs bureau for more information.

Norwegian Collectors
The standard 25% Merverdiavgift (mva.) will be added to your cart during checkout. You are not required to pay any import tax. The artwork is shipped from our Corporate Offices located in Norway directly to your home address in Norway.

Color Matching
By placing an order through the Thor Fine Art™ Online Store, You acknowledge and understand that colors, as seen on a computer monitor, may not look the same as the colors as they appear on our manufactured product, and no guarantee is made that any image as seen online will necessarily match exactly the colors on the final product.

Conceptual Mockup Images
Thor Fine Art™ makes no implied or explicit representation or warranties with respect to the accuracy, applicability, fitness, or completeness of mockups contained on this website. Any final art piece may end up looking entirely different than the mockups on this website. We advise our Customers to please read the product description for accurate information – size, specifications, etc.

How do I check the status of my order?
To access order information, you must make sure to sign up for an online account. Once set up, login to your account and go to the Orders page by clicking on the link in the menu. From this page, you will see the status of all current and past orders. If your order has shipped, we will email you the tracking number. You can also find your tracking number for open orders on this page. If you choose to order as a guest without creating an account, this function will not be available but we will still send you email confirmations of your order and your shipment.
 

Shipping and Delivery

Do you ship internationally?
Yes, we do! Shipping options and fees will update in your cart when you enter your address.

Note: we may decline to ship to certain destinations, such as countries subject to embargoes, sanctions, war, disturbances, local regulations, or other restrictions.

Can you ship to a PO box?
No.

How long time does it take before I receive my artwork?
Please allow at least 4-8 weeks for your art piece to arrive. If your item is an international delivery and have not arrived within the stated timeframe, the first thing to do is to inquire with your country’s mail customs department.
Please advise that some delays in delivery might occur due to Covid-19.

Is my artwork insured during transit?
Thor Fine Art™ ensures full coverage for all shipments. We will replace any damages that occur during transit from our production facility to the destination address listed on your order.

What about duties and taxes?
International collectors are responsible for all international fees, duties, customs, taxes and charges imposed following the purchase of the artwork. You will need to act quickly as customs doesn’t have a large window of time to process shipments. After a few weeks the artwork will either be sent back to us or become the property of the government. If they are sent back there will be additional shipping fees to have the artwork returned to you.

Norwegian Collectors
The standard 25% Merverdiavgift (mva.) will be added to your cart during checkout. You are not required to pay any import tax. The artwork is shipped from our Corporate Offices located in Norway directly to your home address in Norway.

Can I change my order after I have placed it?
It is not possible to change your order after the production process for your work has begun. The only exception is the delivery address, which can be changed if your order has not yet been shipped. Please contact Thor Fine Art™ Customer Service by clicking here

How can I track my order?
To access order information, you must make sure to sign up for an online account. Once set up, login to your account and go to the Orders page by clicking on the link in the menu. From this page you will see the status of all current and past orders. If your order has shipped, we will email you the tracking number. You can also find your tracking number for open orders on this page. If you choose to order as a guest without creating an account, this function will not be available but we will still send you email confirmations of your order and your shipment.

Importance of submitting accurate information
You are responsible for supplying all required information when submitting an order, including complete name, shipping and billing address (no P.O. Boxes), telephone number, valid e-mail address, and valid payment method. No responsibility is assumed for mis-delivery due to incorrect information supplied by a customer.

If your shipment is returned to us as undeliverable, we will attempt to contact you using the contact information on file with your order (email, phone). If we are not able to contact you to arrange for alternate shipping within 10 business days, we will not have any further responsibility for your order. You are responsible for costs of reshipping your order.

What happens if my package arrived damaged?
If the package shows signs of damage, it is your right to inspect the art before signing for it. Please do not refuse delivery. Instead, ensure that the driver notes that the piece was damaged. Please keep all the original packaging. Submit at least 4 digital photographs of the box and any damage to the art to contact@thorfineart.com

A request for replacement will only be honored if submitted within 7 days of delivery. Please include the order number on the subject line of the email.

A representative of Thor Fine Art™ will contact you within 2 business days with further instructions. It is our full intention to handle your replacement as soon as possible.

Neither Thor Fine Art™ nor any affiliated carrier is responsible for damage incurred during hanging or during any secondary transportation after initial delivery. For this reason, it is strongly recommended that each piece is carefully inspected upon receipt.
 

Care and Handling

How do I hang my artwork?
Your Thor Fine Art™ edition has been shipped with the appropriate hanging equipment already attached to the back of the artwork. Picture hangers and/or wall anchors are recommended but are not included with your purchase as we are not aware of how and where you wish to mount your photograph.

ATTENTION!
Do not hang artwork directly above sleeping areas or where people will be hurt if the art piece falls off the wall for any reason including in the event of an earthquake.

How do I clean my Fine Art Acrylic art piece?
Extreme caution should be used whenever it is necessary to clean the surface of your Fine Art Acrylic art piece. We recommend using Tru Vue’s “Premium Clean Glass Cleaner.” It is ammonia-free, soap-free, static-free, non-streaking, and leaves no residue. We recommend spraying the cleaning solution onto a soft cotton rag. Apply only light pressure and gently clean the surface of your acrylic in circular motions.

ATTENTION!
Dry or gritty cloths may cause surface scratches on the surface. Do not use window cleaning sprays (such as Windex), kitchen scouring compounds, or solvents such as acetone, gasoline, or lacquer thinner to clean your image or risk permanent damage to your image.

How do I light my acrylic artwork?
We recommend MR16 halogen bulbs to properly light your image. The proper degree of spread will depend on the distance of the light fixture from the art piece. It is best to seek the advice of an electrician or lighting professional to ensure the proper installation of lighting to complement your space.

How do I display my art piece?
Our artwork is developed using the most advanced technology and the finest materials. While measures have been taken to provide UV protection, it is best to avoid displaying your art direct sunlight, high humidity, or high temperatures.

ATTENTION!
Temperatures in excess of 75°F, direct sunlight, or humidity above approximately 60% could cause damage to your art piece.
We also advise that you do not hang artwork near sources of heat (radiators or fireplaces) and hot air.
 

My Account

How do I create an account?
Simply click here and follow the on-screen instructions. It’s easy and takes just a few minutes.

How do I login to my account?
Logging in to your account is quick and easy. At any time, you can click the My Account button in the left navigation panel or click here

What type of payment methods do you accept?
We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and PayPal

Do you store my credit card information?
We use 256 bit SSL encryption to help protect the security of credit card transactions. We do not store credit card information after a transaction has been completed. We apologize for any inconvenience on needing to re-enter credit card information each time you order, but we believe this process helps protect your sensitive credit card information.

I forgot my password, can I reset it?
Yes you can. Please go to My Account page and click the Lost Password link. You will be prompted to enter your account email. You will then receive an email with instructions on how to reset your password.

How do I view past orders?
You can view previous online orders by logging into your account.

Copyright and Terms & Condition

Thor Fine Art™ Copyright Policy

All Original Material on this website is ©Thor Photography

You may not copy, distribute, download or exploit the content on this website, or use it for any other purpose.

Photographs are sold for display purposes only. No reproduction rights are granted or implied. The photographer retains full copyright of the image. Ownership of a print does not constitute ownership of copyright or any usage rights beyond private display purposes. Any unauthorized use constitutes a copyright infringement and may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.

We take the theft of our work very seriously. Photographs are protected under international copyright law. Please note we always sue for compensation if any part of our photographs or website are found being used without prior written permission.

Should you wish to inquire about licensing usage rights for any other purposes, please contact us at: contact@thorfineart.com

Thor Fine Art™ Terms & Condition

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Thank you for visiting Thor.Photography

Guests (“You/User”) are welcome to view our website and to purchase photographic artwork as a guest or registered user under the following Terms and Conditions.

By using Thor Photography (“Our/We”) website you agree to abide by these Terms and Conditions, so please read them carefully. If you do not agree to the terms of use stated below, please refrain from using this website.

Intellectual Property Rigths

We are the owner and/or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved to Thor Photography.

The copyright for all the photographs and images used on this website, except where it is explicitly stated otherwise, belong solely to Thor Photography. No part of this website may be copied, performed, published, broadcast, or adapted for this or in any other medium without the prior written permission of Thor Photography except solely for your own personal and non-commercial use in accordance with the law.

You must not use any part of the materials on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining the proper license to do so from Thor Photography or our licensors.

Liability

Thor Photography has made every effort to ensure that all information contained within the website is correct at the time of going live to the extent permitted by law.Thor Photography shall not be liable to any person, for any loss or damage whatsoever, which may arise from any reliance upon the use of any dealings with any of the information contained in this website.

Privacy Policy

Information collection and use

Protecting your privacy online is paramount to us. We strive to keep your personal information confidential. We only require information from you on our order form to deliver the products and service you want, administer our business, and provide customer service. A user must provide correct information such as name, address, and e-mail address.

We may use your personal information to:
  • Process your purchase and arrange delivery
  • Confirm your orders
  • Respond to customer service requests
We do not:
  • Sell, rent or disclose any of your personal information to others
  • Disclose personal information to Third Party Service providers
  • Share or sell your personal information to others

Protection of Data

We always use industry-standard encryption technologies when transferring and receiving consumer data exchanged with our site. When we transfer and receive certain types of sensitive information such as financial information, we redirect visitors to a secure server and will notify visitors of this feature prior to redirection from the referring page. We have appropriate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information that we have collected from you at our site.

Providing security for the personal information you submit via our site is a top priority for Thor Photography. We use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption for information you may provide when submitting credit card information and ordering online. We take commercially reasonable steps to provide security for your information once we receive it.

Site Changes

We aim to update our site regularly and reserve the right to change the content at any time. However, we reserve the right to make changes and/or additions to our policies, terms and conditions at any time.