The Art Newspaper reports an intriguing recurrence in California of the ancient practice of making knock-offs of carved stone sculptures. California sculptor Don Wakefield was surprised to discover a copy of one of his 1992 works at a corporate headquarters in Newport Beach. Investigation revealed that the piece and two others like it had been bought at a sculpture park in Beijing during the Olympic Games in 2008, but the real mystery is why anyone would pay to copy the innocuous, but unexciting biomorph when a few variations in bland curvature would have produced effectively the same piece, without the criminal repercussions?
also by Bill Davenport
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