08 July 2011

'Undeservedly popular'

The Telegraph's Rosie Millard has this to say about Tretchikoff's art:

"Few objects are as undeservedly popular as Vladimir Tretchikoff’s Chinese Girl, or The Green Lady. Dating from 1950, this piece of art has long been a fixture on living room walls. It is strange, since the painting’s only real merit is being almost incredibly bad."
(Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/interiorsandshopping/8611035/Love-it-or-loathe-it-kitsch-is-back.html)

One more proof that Tretchi's legacy lives on, whether we like it or not. It's a pity though that Millard dismisses Tretchikoff as a bad artist so easily without trying to look into reasons for his continuous success.

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