From The Times of India:
Coveting a Van Gogh but unwilling to break the bank or into a museum? Head to Shenzhen in southern China where thousands of artists churn out reproductions of masterpieces by the dozen. China’s talent for counterfeiting has created a booming art industry in Shenzhen’s Dafen village , where studios are full of Mona Lisas and impressionist works painted by young Chinese hoping to cash in on a nationwide art frenzy.
“Oil painting is a very big business in China. Around 60% of the world’s oil paintings are produced in Shenzhen,” said Zhang Jingxuan, CEO of Shenzhen GWJB Art, a firm specializing in art reproductions. [Full Text]