This City In China Built Its Own Chicago Bean In a Desolate Parking Lot

When it comes to architectural simulacra it’s hard to top the ballsiness of China, where a real-life World Showcase includes convincing replicas of cities like Venice, Paris, and London. Now the copycats have come for the art world, with a knockoff Anish Kapoor’s Cloud Gate sculpture, colloquially known to Chicagoans… »8/12/15 12:30pm8/12/15 12:30pm

What Happens When China’s Copycat Masters Are Hired to Paint Themselves

We've heard a lot about the evils of China's booming art copying industry, which hocks inexpensive replicas of everything from Expressionist paintings to priceless Chinese porcelain. But the people who make these perfectly-crafted copies are also artists in their own right—which is perhaps never more clear than when… »8/07/13 3:20pm8/07/13 3:20pm