Local art smashes auction record

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Six figures: The Quiet Moment (left), which Le Pho painted in 1938, was sold for US$378,300 at the Christie's Asian 20th Century and Contemporary Art auction on November 22 while Nguyen Phan Chanh's The Betel Nut Seller from 1931 was sold for more than $409,000. As many as 87 paintings were up for sale including three by Pho and Chanh. by Bang Van HCM CITY (VNS) - Days after noted Vietnamese artist Le Pho's View from the Hilltop set a new auction record, art collector Nguyen Minh still has a … [Read more...]

Vietnamese masterpieces return home

VietNamNet Bridge – Works of artists from Indochina Fine Arts College's first generation will be brought to Viet Nam by collector Nguyen Minh.   Minh bought three artworks by Vu Cao Dam and Tran Quang Tran at an auction at the Asian 20th Century & Contemporary Art Show in Hong Kong early this week. The two paintings, both oils, are Lovers in a Landscape and Two Lovers by Vu Cao Dam and West Lake by Tran Quang Tran which were previously owned by foreign … [Read more...]