Thousands of famous paintings and works of art are currently on display at the 17th Shanghai Art Fair, including masterpieces by Vincent Van Gogh, Salvador Dali and Egon Schiele.
According to CCTV, this is the first time Vincent Van Gogh and Egon Schiele have gone on display at the fair, attracting tons of visitors.
Last year, patrons of the art fair bought and sold more than 100 billion yuan worth of artwork, mostly paintings.
The fair is targeting middle-class art buyers, according to the fair’s art director, Chen Yuren.
“Many people think that a collector must be very rich or that the value of the artwork they buy must rise in the future, but I think that once you have a passion for art, you can also decorate your home with your favorite art. That’s also the key to a healthier art-trading market.”
The four-day-long fair began on November 14 and features collections from 143 galleries around the world.