• More on Making Copies

    22 days ago - By Michael Chesley Johnson

    Rolling Fog 7x9 Oil - Copy Rolling Fog 7x9 - Original
    I pity the sweatshop workers at the Chinese painting mills, the ones on the assembly lines who copy Van Gogh's “Starry Night” and other paintings endlessly for people who crave “originals”-but at a very, very low price. Their goal is to make as close to an exact copy as possible. Many of these workers, I understand, are highly-trained artists.
    But other than a paycheck, where's the satisfaction? Where's the creativity? Yes, it's a job, but I can't imagine that these artists don't wish that, just once, they could add their own, personal...
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