Lot 21 | Auction XXXVII



LOT 21


B. Vietnam, 1959


Signed “Hoa” on lower right Gouache on paper

53 x 74 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 7,500 – RM 12,000


Vietnamese art history will record Dang Xuan Hoa as one of its most important artists of the late 20th century. Hoa’s paintings showcases both his undeniable roots in Vietnam, and absorption of 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.