Vietnamese painting sold for over US$1 million at Hong Kong auction

VOV.VN - A Vietnamese masterpiece Thiếu nữ choàng khăn (Young Lady Tying Her Scarf) by Le Pho reached a bidding price of US$1.11 million on May 24 at Christie's Hong Kong Spring Auctions.

Elsewhere, a portrait titled “Mona Lisa” by Vietnamese painter Mai Trung Thu sold for US$724,000.

Two other Vietnamese artworks, Chiếc bát xanh (The Blue Bowl) by Le Pho and Thợ nhuộm (Dyers at Work) by Nguyen Phan Chanh, went for US$354,000 and US$563,000, respectively.

The auction was held at Christie's Hong Kong Spring Auctions and witnessed the participation of 75 artworks by painters from around the world, including four silk paintings by three Vietnamese artists.

Previous events have seen Le Pho, the artist behind Thiếu nữ choàng khăn bring many spectacular pieces of art to the auction held in Hong Kong (China).

Notable pieces created by Le Pho, namely Đời sống gia đình (Family Life), and Khỏa thân (Naked Woman), were sold for US$1.1 million and US$1.4 million at the 2017 and 2019 auctions, respectively.

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