PHOTOS Sanitation worker hosts art exhibition on city street

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Sanitation worker hosts art exhibition on city street

By Elaine Yue Lin | People's Daily app

11:17, January 30, 2019

On January 28, at a fair in Xi’an, Gao Yajun, a 54-year-old sanitation worker, sells his paintings on the street. (Photos: VCG)

Each painting costs 20 yuan. Gao charges 10 yuan if the buyer brings classified garbage from the fair.

On the first day of his exhibition, he sold 124 paintings and received three boxes of classified garbage.

Since the opening on January 26, Gao has been surprised by the unexpected enthusiasm people have shown over environmental protectionism.

“I’ve enjoyed drawing since childhood. I’ve been dreaming of my own exhibition for 40 years,”Gao said.

Gao Yajun paints with his fingers.

The painting from Gao Yajun.

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