Who buys this stuff?

Take a look at the picture below depicting the cultural revolutionists of China rosily in action, softened and eased by veils of history. The question is: Who buys this stuff? Answer below the fold.

Who buys this stuff?

The picture is taken in a store visited by my friends Tue, Mikkel and Tora in New York. According to my friend Jesper the China specialist, similar pieces of revolutionary-romantic kitsch are sold at the Panjiayuan Antique Market in Beijing. Buyers are mostly Westerners or very Western-oriented upper-class Chinese. Apparently, there was at some point an original Chinese market for such pieces, but that, according to Jesper, is a long time ago.

You can read more about the Cultural Revolution in China here

Tue’s blog is here


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