This paragraph takes a wry look at the modern art world. I quote:
The new trend of selling so-called "giclée" prints of one's paintings is another feature in this recycling programme. No one really knows how often a work is reproduced, whatever the number out of so many might claim. An artist on the fiddle is hardly likely to confess. Giclées can look uncannily realistic.
In fact, forgery and plagiarism are highly accomplished "arts". In the far east paintings are produced in plants that look like biscuit factories. Rows of artists dabbing away at their speciality. There's another twist to this. In China a painting can be copied as long as the originator doesn't stop it happening. Most don't even know their painting has been filched! Another method is to take giglée prints of paintings and dab a bit of paint on them. They look hand-painted! The paintings are exported unstretched in huge containers. A buyer then goes to a framer to get the painting hangable!