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Cheap art in Kunming

Jeisittheirnaken (1 post) • 0

Hey, does anyone know a place where you can buy cheap art or, failing that, art posters in Kunming?

Getting kinda tired of the all-white walls in my apartment :P

Xiefei (517 posts) • 0

Here are a few ideas:

- There's a curios market under the Yuantong Bridge that sells mostly antiques and picture frames, but some places sell oil paintings such as landscapes and even some modern stuff. Go to the main gate of Yuantong Zoo, cross Qingnian Lu. The building is directly beneath the square selling all of the ceramic pots and vases.

- A lot of art students have studios in the alleys by the gate of the Yunnan Art Academy (Yunnan Yishu Xueyuan - Ma Yuan Cun). I've heard there's some good stuff out there. With the market the way it is, though, they're likely to ask several thousand a piece.

- Well Gallery in the Loft usually has some stuff for sale, mostly landscapes though.

- If that doesn't suit you, check out what's left of the bird and flower market, as well as the antique market by Huguo Qiao. There are plenty of cheap Chinese paintings there, and some people dealing in cheap reproductions of old 1930's cigarette ads and Cultural Revolution propaganda posters. Assume they're fake repros and pay accordingly.

Hope that helped.

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