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Online art auction raises funds to fight COVID-19

Update: March, 23/2020 - 11:48
An oil-on canvas painting measuring 60cm by 120cm by Đặng Đình Ngỡ

HÀ NỘI — Some 100 paintings will be auctioned online at the Viet Art Exchange Facebook from March 23 to 25 to raise funds for the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The paintings are by 60 Vietnamese and Singaporean artists including Đặng Đình Ngỡ, Trần Thiệu Nam and Gloria Keh. The paintings are in various media, such as oil-on canvas, lacquer, watercolour and acrylic depicting different themes. 
A lacquer painting measuring 100cm by 100cm by Trần Thiệu Nam.

"The paintings are not only beautiful, but they also convey a message of kindness and national solidarity," said Irish Pham, representative of the Viet Art Exchange. 

"The artists from every part of the country wish to help fighting COVID-19. They want to make their contribution to the national fight against the epidemic."
 
Fifty per cent of the proceeds will go to the Việt Nam Fatherland Front Central Committee and the artists will take the rest.
A acrylic painting measuring 45cm by 45cm by Gloria Keh. 

"My sincere thanks to the organisiers for this wonderful opportunity," Keh wrote on her Facebook page. "It is an honour to have my painting included in this auction. And for such a noble cause."

Artist Minh Vũ has an acrylic painting measuring 40cm by 60cm at the auction. The painting features a field of lavender under a stormy sky. 
 
"I hope the auction will be successful," said Vũ. "It will raise funds to support activities od the community against COVID-19," he said.
An acrylic painting measuring 40cm by 60cm by Minh Vũ. 
An acrylic painting measuring 80cm by 80cm by Nguyễn Đức Huy. Photos courtesy of Viet Art Exchange

Bidders can make a fair offer based on the starting price below the painting. If they don't want to bid publicity they can message Iris Pham privately. 

Payment will be carried out within a day. The artists will be responsible for transporting paintings to the customers if the auction is successful. If they are not in Việt Nam they will take the painting by themselves. — VNS