Painting by local artist fetches US$1 million at French auction
A lacquer painting by renowned Vietnamese painter Pham Hau was sold for EUR833,000, equivalent to over US$1 million, during an auction held by French auction house Aguttes.
|A painting titled Paysage Aux Jonques, also known as Thác bờ, by Pham Hau is sold for over US$1 million at French auction.|
The painting is titled Paysage Aux Jonques, also known as Thác bờ, and was produced by painter Pham Hau in 1943. It was put up for sale during the "Asian Painters, Major Works" session on June 7.
The session also featured several other works by Vietnamese artists, including Le Pho, Mai Trung Thu, and Vu Cao Dam.
Pham Hau, who lived from 1903 to 1995, was a talented painter who produced a wide range of famous artworks.
One piece by the Hanoi-born teacher known as Nine Carps In The Water, called Cửu ngư quần hội in Vietnamese, fetched a record price of over US$1.1 million at Sotheby’s Hong Kong auction back in 2019.
Local artworks have left an impressive footprint in the international auction market, with an increasing number of Vietnamese pieces receiving bids at high prices.
Recently, at the auctions of some prestigious art auction houses in the world, many works of Vietnamese artists have been sold successfully, even with paintings up to millions of US dollars.