An artwork by Ye Yongqing (left) and a piece by Christian Silvain. Photo: Weibo
Enid Tsui
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The Collector by Enid Tsui

Scandal surrounding Chinese artist Ye Yongqing, accused of plagiarism, has left collectors fuming

The renowned painter, who has exhibited all over the world, denies that he has copied Belgian artist Christian Silvain, and is seeking legal advice

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An artwork by Ye Yongqing (left) and a piece by Christian Silvain. Photo: Weibo
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Ye Yongqing, pictured in 2008, said he had tried to speak to his accuser before contacting his lawyers. Photo: Oliver Tsang

Chinese artist Ye Yongqing breaks silence over plagiarism row with Belgian Christian Silvain amid legal action threat

  • Renowned painter denies claims he copied works by Belgian Christian Silvain three weeks after they were first made and says he has contacted lawyers
  • Chinese art world was rocked by accusation against high-profile figures whose buyers are believed to include Bill Gates and Rupert Murdoch
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Ye Yongqing, pictured in 2008, said he had tried to speak to his accuser before contacting his lawyers. Photo: Oliver Tsang
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