Vietnamese art goes on auction in Hong Kong

Several paintings by Vietnamese artists will be up for auction at Hong Kong’s Mandarin Oriental Hotel on May 29.

Among the 40 lots to be auctioned off during the week, being held by leading Asian auction house Larasati, will be Self Portrait, an oil on canvas, by Vietnamese Painter Do Quang Em.

The price for the painting is estimated at between US$12,900 and US$25,800, the highest so far for a Vietnamese painting at an international art auction.

The auction also includes At Work, an oil on canvas by Dang Xuan Hoa, Mother and Child by Le Pho, with a price tag of between US$15,400 and US$21,900.

Two other works by well-known Vietnamese painter Bui Xuan Phai are also listed with the starting prices ranging from US$7,700 to US$10,300. One is of Ha Noi and the other features cheo (Vietnamese classical opera).