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by RoyJava

When I got my first antique-looking Quan Yin and Buddha images I got my first delirious enchanting, too. Even my brother warned me these were faked up antiques. In course of time I realized how forgery business always has been there, starting with the first art creators. I am myself an art-painter and got once surprised by copies of my paintings, made in Bali! But the copy business of Thailand amazed me. That many galleries included that many paintings, that many faked ups, my oh my ...

Unique Suggestions: Maybe you do feel trapped, watching at the same Van Gogh painting hanging in your bedroom. Still enjoy that "cheap" painting, maybe between 2000 - 6000 TBT here at the art studio. Think of the Thai artists who has all an art school degree. Some are really good with a many years experience at other copy shops, or galleries. They come together to earn some good money in the many art galleries ...

Fun Alternatives: If a famous painter has been dead for over more than 50 years a copy of his painting is legal! So Thailand got its copy shops and art studios in an easy legal way and got world-wide famous for its Dali's, Matisse's and Warhol's. If you payed a lot of money for a greatly painted copy (and even the copy was not that cheap!), a visit to Thailand and its art studios could be disillusioned. A tip? Buy another Van Gogh just for the pleasure,...

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 4, 2006
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