In Dafen, a suburb of the coastal city of Shenzhen, which is located in the southeastern province of Guangdong, thousands of artists are working day and night, reproducing copies of famous paintings for the mass market.

Many of the artists who work here, graduated from the Academy of Arts, but faced with the difficulty of making a living by painting their own work, so have to create dozens of copies of famous paintings every day to make money.They produce about 60% of such copies.