Dafen Oil Painting Village is in a suburb of Shenzhen, and it's where pretty much every "artwork" you've ever seen in a hotel comes from. Founded in the early 90s, it's populated by artists who make their living churning out paintings - replicas of classics and a few original works. A lot of them are trained at art academies and are highly-skilled, and it's the place to go for all of your high midbrow needs.
Artists work in studios the size of closets -
Or on the street -
Works display various skill levels.
Steve Jobs taking his rightful place in the Chinese canon -
Bring a photo and have portraits done!
Some of the gallery owners are quite young -
Pick a pop culture icon - ANY pop culture icon!
The art form has evolved - this place leveled up and was selling paintings with built-in aquariums.
And miscellaneous other photos from the village -
And finally, a naked Bruce Lee about to have his way with... something.