Paintings of renowned artists to be auctioned

VietNamNet Bridge – Paintings of renowned Vietnamese artists are being displayed at Chon Auction House and will be put up for auction this Sunday.

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The estimated starting price of the sketch-on-paper portrait Co Thanh Cuoi Nam At Suu (Miss Thanh in late 1985) by the late renowned artist Bui Xuan Phai, sized 30x20cm is US$8,000. — Photo courtesy of Chon Auction House


With the theme Thien Nhien-Nguoi Thay Vi Dai (Nature-The Great Mentor), Chon’s Auction No 8 will feature 25 artworks from renowned painters, including Nguyen Tu Nghiem, Bui Xuan Phai and Nguyen Van Ty. A sculpture by French sculptor Emile Boudon will also be showcased.

Among the paintings featured is the sketch-on-paper portrait Co Thanh Cuoi Nam At Suu (Miss Thanh in late 1985) by the late renowned artist Bui Xuan Phai, sized 30x20cm. The estimated starting price of this artwork is US$8,000.

In late July, Phai’s oil-on-canvas painting Pho Cu (Old Street) was sold for $12,500.

Bui Xuan Phai (1920-1988) is one of the leading Vietnamese painters of his time, along with Nguyen Tu Nghiem and Duong Bich Lien. He is famous for his paintings of the Ha Noi Old Quarter. The artist was awarded the Ho Chi Minh Award for Literature and Art in 1996, the highest national award for arts. 

Source: VNS

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