Scandal surrounding Chinese artist Ye Yongqing, accused of plagiarism, has left collectors fuming

//Scandal surrounding Chinese artist Ye Yongqing, accused of plagiarism, has left collectors fuming

Scandal surrounding Chinese artist Ye Yongqing, accused of plagiarism, has left collectors fuming

How timely. Two reminders of caveat emptor in the opaque contemporary art market just as Hong Kong gears up for Art Basel(March 29-31).Last month, Belgian artist Christian Silvain accused Chinese painter Ye Yongqing of having plagiarised his work since the 1980s, with some of the “copies” selling for a lot more than the origin­als did. By the first week of March, the claim – originally made on Belgian television – had gone viral on WeChat, China’s popular social-media platform. The online…

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