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Vietnamese artist’s painting sets record at Paris auction

The painting of a woman holding a fan by painter Nguyen Nam Sơn. Photo: thethaovanhoa.vn
A silk painting by painter Nguyen Nam Son, who co-founded the Indochine Fine Arts College, was sold for 440,000 euro (or over half a million USD) at an auction at Aguttes in Paris on October 22. The price is the highest paid for a work by the painter in a public sale.

Titled Tonkinoise à l’eventail (A Northern Woman and a Fan), ink and watercolour on silk, the painting was made between 1935 and 1936. Experts predicted the work to go for 50,000-80,000 euro.

The most important feature in the painting is the background, which was drawn as embroidered silk.