Chinese Oil Painting Reproductions

My spam folder is kept full each day with at least 400 emails.. day after day.. and among the promises of lengthened manhood and pre-approved loans are emails with titles like “Cheap China Wholesale Paintings” and “Oil Paintings from China.”

I have also heard from angry contemporary artists wanting to expose Chinese art factories for ripping off their art and profiting from it.

So, even though I don’t know much about these Chinese painting factories, I don’t think very highly of them. Being a spammer or ripping off working artists is no way to build respect.Continue Reading

Chinese Artist Cai Guo-Qiang

There’s an interesting interview over at the Art Newspaper website with the Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang. He is one of a number of contemporary Chinese artists that are hot at the moment. By “hot” I mean really popular with art collectors (a set of drawings by Cai Guo-Qiang sold at auction recently for about 19 million).Continue Reading