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A painting by late artist Luu Cong Nhan was auctioned to raise funds to support COVID-19 hospitals by collector Bui Quoc Chi. — Photo courtesy of the organiser

The auction was organised recently by fine art critic Ly Doi, journalist Van Bay of Thể Thao & Văn Hoá (Sports&Culture) newspaper, and their partner, Le Quang Dong. 

Doi’s staff collected the paintings donated by artists and collectors for display and auction on Facebook. 

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A painting by veteran artist Thanh Chuong of Hanoi has been auctioned online to raise funds for COVID-19 hospitals. — Photo courtesy of the organiser

They have received 90 paintings by Vietnamese artists, including veteran painters Luu Cong Nhan, Thanh Chuong and Le Trieu Dien. 

Famous artists such as Do Trung Quan, Dang Tien, Chinh Le, Bui Hoang Duong, Tran Thao Hien, Giang Van and Hoang Vo are also included. 

Many paintings capture images of women, flowers, landscapes and historic sites. 

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A painting by Luu Trieu Dien, one of 100 artists who has joined a painting auction to support COVID-19 patients in HCM City. — Photo courtesy of the organiser
 

Paintings by late artist Nguyen Quoc Thai, Nguyen Quoc Thang and Ngo Binh Nhi were auctioned on Tuesday. 

The auction began last Friday and after three days, 70 paintings sold for a total of VND1 billion (US$43,680).

The money will be used to buy 20 hospital beds, medical equipment, machinery and medicine for the No. 5 COVID-19 field hospital at Thuan Kieu Plaza in District 5. 

The 1,000-bed field hospital has three floors with a total area of ​​more than 30,000 square metres. It opened on July 22. 

“Many customers sent their photos to us after the auction. We plan to open a new auction next week,” said journalist Bay. 

“We hope to raise money for 20 wheelchairs for COVID-19 patients."

Source: Vietnam News 

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