• 20-06-2018 | Vietnamese paintings attract artwork hunters

  • Paintings of renowned Vietnamese artists have continually been up for auction at home and aboard recently, attracting artwork hunters from both Vietnam and other countries.


    The Hanoi-based Chon Auction House recently held session No. 13, where a collection of sketches of Nguyen Van Binh (1917 – 2004) was introduced. More than 40 works of the painter, who graduated from the École Supérieure des Beaux Arts de l'Indochine (Indochina College of Fine Arts) that operated from 1925 to 1945, went under the hammer.


    Paintings of some artists like Linh Chi and Le Huy Hoa, who were students of the Vietnam Fine Art College at the time of the anti-French resistance war, were also auctioned.


    The painting Dan day (Vietnamese plucked lute) of Le Huy Hoa, one of the four pillars of the resistance war fine arts course, was sold at 11,000 USD.


    Meanwhile, O Quan Chuong (Quan Chuong Gate) of famous painter Bui Xuan Phai fetched 3,900 USD.


    Works of some contemporary artists also heated up the session such as Goc cay bo ho (A tree by Sword Lake) of Bui Hung sold at 8,000 USD or Giai dieu mua thu (Autumn melody) of Dinh Quan sold at 12,000 USD.


    Up to 62 of the 68 artworks up for auction found their new owners with total value reaching 73,450 USD.


    Session No. 14 of the Chon Auction House on June 24 is expected to be another vibrant auction with 82 lots of well-known painters like Tran Van Can, Nguyen Tu Nghiem, Bui Xuan Phai, Trinh Huu Ngoc, Duong Huong Minh, Le Huy Hoa and Nguyen Trong Kiem. It will also mark the return of Mai Long, Le Ba Dang and Tran Huu Chat, among others.


    Source: VNA/VNP