At the Dafen art village, across the border from Hong Kong in Shenzhen, assembly line artists sit before easels and reproduce just about any Old World or contemporary masterpiece. Buyers pay a pittance, and get the reproduction at whatever dimensions they want.
Turns out the Dafen artists are going global. An art gallery in Zurich, Switzerland, is now advertising an alliance with the art village in which buyers can turn up at the gallery with an image of what they want reproduced. In a few short weeks, they get the reproduction. Cost: Roughly $450-$900, frame included, according to this blog.
Swiss artists are not happy. They say the gallery needs to get permission from the artists or their representatives. Of course, most famous artists are already dead. The gallery’s owner says what he’s doing is completely legal.
Here’s the website for the Dafen village enterprises (in rather fractured English).