Viet Art at a Turning Point

Dao Hai Phong - fishing season oil on canvas

The Straits Times Singapore, January 2007 Arts Correspondent By Clara Chow After the false start of the 1990s,Vietnam’s art is poised to take on a higher profile, despite rampant fakes and copying. Soon after Karen Ong moved to Hanoi on a job posting in 2003,she was lured by a landcape with a blood red sky. It was a US$1,200 painting title Ky Niem(Vietnamese for memory),by well-known Vietnamese artist Dao Hai Phong. She had spotted it in a little gallery wile wandering around … [Read more...]