London, Them and Me, Gallery Maya, London, United Kingdom, May 15 - June 14, 2008
Red Moon was part of Dang Xuan Hoa's inaugural one man show in London in 2008, where he exhibited portraits of himself and the most important people in his life: his wife, their children and grandchildren. Red Moon's composition is typically characteristic of this momentous time, with the figures placed in the corner of the canvas instead of dominating the picture plane. Echoing the rise of the moon, it is a remembrance of the positive energy that surrounded the artist at the time: the notion and promise that he was moving towards a lucky phase in his life.
The painting is in good condition overall as viewed. Examination under ultraviolet light shows no sign of restoration. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."