The Montreal Gazette warns that Vancouver’s large Chinese expat and immigrant population has created the ideal atmosphere for art fakes:
Hugh Bulmer is the director of fine arts and antiques specializing in Asian art for the Vancouver auction house Maynards. During the last four years, he said he has seen a marked increase in people trying to pass off copies of Chinese artwork as originals in Vancouver.
“The market is full of it,” he said.
“And you can guarantee that if something sold for a million dollars in Hong Kong last week, it will be copied and will be on the streets of Vancouver this week.”