How to Distinguish an Authentic Phái from a Fake

In Viet Nam, there are as yet no art experts trained in a regular academic programme or qualified in this domain. Prospective buyers of paintings of famous Vietnamese artists, especially of Bùi Xuân Phái, can't help getting anxious about deceits - if they fall across a fake? This is in fact a not infrequent occurene in the current art market. Then, how to tell original paintings from copies? This has actually become a real know-how which is based upon some essential elements: experience and … [Read more...]

Sotheby’s Phenomenon on Vietnamese public mass media

To get prepared for auction on October 6th in Hong Kong, official website of renowned Sotheby’s auction firm (name of website) posted five pictures of Bui Xuan Phai, with scheduled price fluctuated from 120.000 – 200.000 KHD. (Image captured their interfaces on website) After having received foregoing information, Artist Bui Thanh Phuong, son of late artist Bui Xuan Phai made an urgent response to Sotheby’s auction firm in purpose of warning that: four out of five pictures that they would … [Read more...]

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