Wednesday, May 09, 2007


Let’s push the multiple theme up a notch inspired by Paula Morris’s novel Hibiscus Coast. This story of a young woman of Maori and Chinese descent blessed with incredible painting skills reveals a scheme to copy two Goldie portraits in the Auckland Museum. This drama creates a natural link to these fantastic images of Chinese copy painters by photographer Michael Wolf. Don’t miss this site. The images above are our favourites but there are many more just as good. In a world that offers fake Ed Ruscha, Gerhard Richter and On Kawara works for sale, nothing is safe. Forget Karl Feodor Sim and his clumsy Goldies. It’s time to keep an eye out for wonky Bamburys and one too many Billy Apples.
Images: Michael Wolf