|Hạ Long, oil on canvas, painted by Nguyễn Mai Thu. — Photo baomoi.com|Viet Nam News
Hạ Long painting fetches US$35,000 in the capital
HÀ NỘI – Oil on canvas painting Hạ Long, 55cm by 69cm, created by Vietnamese artist Nguyễn Mai Thu in 1951, has fetched US$35,000 at the 4th session of the Chọn Auction House in the capital city.
The painting is the highest paid artwork under auction in this session, till date.
In recent years, at domestic auction sessions, many paintings by Vietnamese artists have been sold at high prices, including Red Peony (by Lê Phổ), sold for $40,000 in December, 2016 in HCM City; Hà Nội Old Quarters (by Bùi Xuân Phái), sold for $102,000 at art auction Thiện Nhân and Friends; and Me – The Flying Kite (by Lê Kinh Tài), sold for $80,000 at an auction organised by Live To Love Việt Nam foundation in October, 2016, in HCM City. VNS