01.11.10 by Jeff

Michael Wolf

“Copy Artist”, brilliant photos by Michael Wolf. Knock-off artists in China pose next to their paintings. I’ll take the Francis Bacon!

china copy artist by photographer photography michael wolf

china copy artist by photographer photography michael wolf

china copy artist by photographer photography michael wolf

china copy artist by photographer photography michael wolf

china copy artist by photographer photography michael wolf

china copy artist by photographer photography michael wolf

china copy artist by photographer photography michael wolf

china copy artist by photographer photography michael wolf





  • http://nocoffee-noconcept.tumblr.com No Coffee.

    Amazing, love the setting they are
    in. it boosts the contrast so much.

  • http://lynnandhorst.blogspot.com horst

    agreed, bacon it is

  • Tae

    What’s the name of the second painting?? Is it something about goliath??

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

      “Saturn Devouring His Son” by Goya – i still find that image quite terrifying

  • http://caratoes.com/ Cara

    Indeed , awesome concept to shoot. Tragic concept..

  • http://lensverse.com/ LensVerse

    Very cool idea for a photo collection. All the copies are truly amazing, but you gotta love the one with John Wayne – “East copies West”. Great theme!

  • http://balcony-smoker.tumblr.com/ balcony-smoker

    reminds me of Haibo Yu’s “Dafen Oil Painting Village” project

  • annie

    love this collection. great concept!

  • http://www.vectorsforfree.com dom

    fantastic shots! love it!

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  • http://www.iamartsy.com misslieze

    ok, so random question…aren’t they nervous about getting in trouble for making fake paintings? Isn’t there some international law against that? Might be a stupid question since everything fake comes from China, but just wondering. On the other hand, I’ll take that francis bacon one as well. Pretty damn close to the real thing. The Mona Lisa I think is the least like the real painting. The eyes and smile is a little off. Still amazing! :)

  • Maragon

    I’d already read about the market in reproductions that is flourishing in China – one guy puts out Van Gogh by the yard. The Bierstadt painting was a little garish, where it should have been subtle, and the Mona Lisa looked a little insipid, but some of the other reproductions were quite decent.

  • http://iknowthenervouswalking.wordpress.com alexander

    does anybody knows who the artist is on the first picture?

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

      francis bacon

  • trip

    the mone lisa is ten times its original size i think the ide ais consumerism and reproduction set as sterotyping a spefic race in our world and art is meaningless is consumed by everyone

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  • http://www.marketing-chine.com/ Marketing Chine

    it is crazzy