Lot 47 | 12 July 2020



LOT 47


B. Vietnam, 1920 – 1988


Signed on lower right

Watercolour on paper

8 x 13 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 4,000 – RM 7,000

Born in Hanoi on 1 September 1920, Bui Xuan Phai was a Vietnamese painter famously known for his paintings of Hanoi Old Quarter. He was also known for his paintings on actors and musicians of the Vietnamese opera. In 1996, he was awarded with a Hồ Chí Minh prize, the highest national prize in Vietnam. This particular abstract beautifully utilises the warm yet comforting tone of red, pink, orange and a dash of grey for balance, making it a piece that lights up any room.