Occasional thoughts,reminiscences and ideas from the artist Darrell Baschak
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Art Forgery and Superstores
No, you won't find this painting at the worlds largest chain of superstores(no need to name names) unless of course this image is stolen by the notorious Chinese art fakers who have been known to supply said superstore and other home furnishing stores with many of their so called paintings, wittingly or not. Literally thousands of Chinese are employed at Art Factories copying Old and New Masters from all over the world. Southern China is the world's leading center for mass-produced
works of art. One village of artists exports about five million
paintings every year -- most of them copies of famous masterpieces. The
fastest workers can paint up to 30 paintings a day, for pennies a day. Yes, you will find this original oil painting at my studio, keeping company with many others in the same vein.