I like to buy painted postcards from places that I went to and during my recent trip to Shanghai, I found a gem; a book of painted postcards entitled Shikumen in Old-Day Shanghai, painted by Ye Xiong, a native of Chongming, Shanghai. I picked it up and paid instantly.
I am not familiar with Ye Xiong but I learned about him when I bought this postcard book. Ye Xiong is multiple award-winning artist and has attained The Best Work Award twice, National Book Award and Bing Xin Child Literature Book Award once each. He is currently the Vice President of Shanghai Painting and Calligraphy, Institute of Democratic League.
This book has a set of a dozen of postcards that feature beautiful paintings of Shikumen houses, one of the symbols of old-day Shanghai. The price is RMB18 and can be bought from Old Shanghai Market.