Friday, 25 January 2013

Chinese Girl

Oo-er, it's Woolworths' art at its most ghastly! Vladimir Tretchikoff claimed his large-format print of Chinese Girl had sold half a million copies worldwide, making it the world's most reproduced print. The original painting, which has been in private hands for the last 60 years, comes up for auction in London in Bonhams' South African art sale on 20 March with an estimated price tag of up to £500,000 (CLICK). The model for Tretchikoff's blue-skinned Chinese Girl was 17-year-old Monika Sing-Lee, whom he met in South Africa. Does she look like a teenager to you? "King of kitsch" indeed!


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