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June 3, 2008

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Facsimiles

Things flags the website book530.com, where one can purchase hand-painted replicas of renowned oil paintings on the cheap. It’s one of many “art factories” in Dafen, China:

“We divide up the colors among us,” said Zeng, working his way briskly along a line of 10 identical contemporary-style paintings, applying a stripe of brown, while a teenage partner worked on the red. Surrounded by dozens more identical pieces at the sprawling Artlover factory, he explained: “By dividing up the work, contrasting colors stay clearest.”

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Posted June 3, 2008 at 2:46 | Comments (0) | Permasnark
File under: Beauty, Briefly Noted
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