The auction is a collaboration between Drouot Digital and Hà Nội-based PI Auction House, aiming to introduce Vietnamese art to the world, according to the latter's CEO Nguyễn Đô Sơn.
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.
Artist Trần Huy Oánh released his book of paintings, titled Kí Họa Thời Chiến - Tâm Huyết Còn Mãi Với Thời Gian (Wartime Sketches – Everlasting Devotion), on November 6 in Hà Nội.
Christie's kicked off the fall auction season in New York on Monday a Vincent Van Gogh leading the way at $81.3 million with robust sales of impressionist and modern art.
Oil on canvas painting Hạ Long, 55cm x 69cm, completed by Vietnamese artist Nguyễn Mai Thu in 1951, fetched US$35,000 at the 4th session of the Chọn Auction House late last week.
The last art auction of 2016 will take place on Christmas Eve at Hà Nội’s Apricot hotel on Hàng Trống Street.
The first art auction centre in Việt Nam will be opened on Sept. 24 in the capital.
Amanda Huỳnh, a Vietnamese lawyer working in France, sold three of her 40 paintings on Thursday for US$9,000, half of which will be contributed to poor students through her Amanda Foundation.