Lot 18 | Auction XXXVI




LOT 18


B. Vietnam, 1956

Blue Teapot, 1999

Signed “Hoa” on lower right

Gouache on paper

54 x 75 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

Vietnamese art history will record Dang Xuan Hoa as one of its most important artists of the late 20th century. Not simply because of his extraordinary talent but equally as important due to his leadership and openness to change. Hoa’s paintings showcases both his undeniable roots in Vietnam, and absorption of the art from many other countries and periods. In Hoa’s style, one can discern the influence of artists from Nguyen Tu Nghiem and Nguyen Sang to Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock without relinquishing his unique quality. In spite of his early success, Hoa has continued to take risks in his work and seems never satisfied with just staying in the same place.