Two questions regarding the purchase of Chinese brush paintings or drawings:
I am not an art fan and practically have no clue about this subject but have seen quite a few Chinese paintings which I like, makes IMHO a nice souvenir, too.
However I found them to be quite expensive, NT$1500 and above for a reprint and about 10 times of that for an original, final price depending on size and artist.
Don’t know any of the artists and don’t care if he/she is famous or not, just buying based on my “feelings” / impression.
So can anyone recommend some places to shop (prefer original painting, no reprints) or what to look out for? And what is considered a fair price?
My travel guide says the shop in the National Palcace Museum is supposed to be cheap but I tend to disagree, besides most paintings there didn’t appeal to me.
One exception however, not a real brush-painting but rather a drawing with a lot of gold (background) and very colorful figures on it. Not cheap at NT$9800 though.
So my second question is if that would be a good or fair value? It’s framed and about 2-2.5 feet (60cm) by 6-8 inch (15-20cm) if that is any help.