Unfortunately, many people on this planet do not know the luxury of choice; they end
up doing things they'd rather not do just to put food on the table. (Just like a
real pimp and *@#*).
And I am not even sure I would put all the blame on "art68com" and call him a 'pimp' because maybe this is his
one and only opportunity to make some money? Perhaps even he has a 'pimp' over him?
Anyway, why put all the blame on the pimps? How about putting some of the responsibility for all of this on the "johns"?
After all, the biggest market for oil paintings from China turns out to be in Florida condominiums and other second
homes being built as part of the global housing market boom. Hotels and restaurants also
buy large numbers of Chinese paintings.
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