What about people suspected of plagiarizing paintings for 30 years by well-known painters

 What about people suspected of plagiarizing paintings for 30 years by well-known painters

On March 5, after China New Zealands client Beijing relayed the trend of cracking down on counterfeiting in the entertainment circle, the art circle began to crack down on counterfeiting - artist Ye Yongqing was accused of plagiarism. But in this incident, the first one to be injured was not the artist involved.

A screenshot of the microblog of the Beijing News.

Continuous Fermentation of Art Plagiarism

Recently, Belgian artist Chiristian Silvain voiced through various Belgian media that Chinese artist Ye Yongqing copied his works, and the age of plagiarism is still 30 years.

Ye Yongqing then responded to the alleged plagiarism. In an interview with Southern Metropolitan Daily, he said he was trying to get in touch with the Belgian artist and called Christian Silvin an artist who has had a profound influence on me.

It is noteworthy that Ye Yongqing did not explicitly deny the suspected plagiarism in his response to the media. Reporters have tried to contact Ye Yongqings Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts by telephone on the official website for several days, but the telephone has not been connected.

At the same time, the incident is also continuing to ferment online.

Wang Jinyu, a member of the Chinese Art Critics Association, wrote on the 3rd that the suspected plagiarism continued to ferment, but Ye Yongqings response was so rash and perfunctory, while Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts still did not express its position and attitude to the outside world, and did not give the public a satisfactory statement.

Suspected plagiarism has produced millions of films

The suspected plagiarism of works of art is only one aspect of the incident.

Another aspect of the matter is that Ye Yongqings works of art suspected of plagiarism have a good market performance. The reporter searched Ye Yongqings auction record in recent years through Yachang Art Network, many of which were paintings sold for millions of dollars. The most expensive piece of Ye Yongqings work that reporters saw sold for 6.67 million yuan.

The sale price of some of Ye Yongqings works in the auction market. Screenshot of Yachang Art Network

In fact, there have also been reports that Ye Yongqings paintings at auction prices, compared with the current market price of Silvin is 40 times higher. This means that the price of the work suspected of plagiarism is higher than that of the original.

This issue has also attracted wide attention in the field of art auction.

Ji Tao, a researcher at the Auction Research Center of the Central University of Finance and Economics, bluntly said that the field of art auction has not had such a big impact before.

The Consequences of Suspected Plagiarism

Ji Tao told reporters that this incident will definitely affect the performance of Ye Yongqings works in the auction market. At least in a short time, the market performance of his works will decline.

Foreign media compare the works of the two artists. Video screenshots

One of the practical problems is that when the market of the works goes down, the Tibetans who bought Ye Yongqings works will inevitably suffer losses.

In view of the fact that most auction houses will sign exemption clauses with buyers, Ji Tao believes that the losses of auction houses to Tibetans are exempted.

This statement has also been recognized by the Deputy Secretary-General of CPPCC, Mr. Ou Shuying. She pointed out that unless there was malicious collusion to harm the interests of bidders, auction houses would not be liable.

Ji Tao also said that such suspected plagiarism incidents are difficult to identify for both collectors and auction houses.

He gave the journalist an example: For example, the painter in our small city imitates the works of a small painter in a small city in Europe or America. You dont know him at all. How can you determine whos copying and whos imitating? This kind of thing is very difficult to guard against, unlike the great painters like Van Gogh and Monet, as we all know.

At the same time, he also reminds art collectors that they should also pay attention to the risks in the auction market.

Source: Responsible Editor of CNN: Yang Yi_NBJ10647