LONDON (VNS) – An exhibition of Vietnamese paintings belonging to US collector Raquelle Azran was displayed at the Affordable Art Fair in London.
When Azran arrived in Viet Nam for the first time in 1991, she quickly fell in love with the country's contemporary art and began building her collection. Since then, she has gathered hundreds of paintings by many famous Vietnamese artists, including Nguyen Tu Nghiem, Phung Pham, Phan Cam Thuong, Vu Dinh Tuan, and Dinh Thi Tham Poong, as she became one of the first to bring Vietnamese art to the United States.
The collection was first seen by the British people in 2002. In recent years, Azran brought her collection to other countries, including Belgium, Germany, Israel, the US and Singapore.
Up to 113 galleries from the UK, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, and the US showcased paintings, photos and sculptures at this year's four-day Affordable Art Fair, which closed yesterday. — VNS