50 Years New in Asia

Anatomy of An Artwork: Masters of Vietnamese Modernism

Hong Kong | 5 April

In this episode of Anatomy of An Artwork, Rishika Assomull, Specialist, Modern Art, Asia, introduces us to three spectacular silk paintings created at the height of the modernist zeitgeist by Le Pho, Mai Trung Thu, and Vu Cao Dam, who each came to exemplify in their own ways the artistic vernacular of the Vietnamese diaspora in France. Offered in Sotheby’s Hong Kong 50th Anniversary Modern Evening Auction, Le Pho’s La famille dans le Jardin, Mai Trung Thu’s Femmes et enfants au bord de la rivière, and Jeune femme en bleu dans un paysage by Vu Cao Dam each epitomise the masterful synthesis of Western techniques with Vietnamese traditions.

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