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Mai Trung Thu’s Portrait de Mademoiselle Phuong, Nguyen Phan Chanh’s Les Chanteuses de Campagne, Le Van De’s Les bords du fleuve Rouge featured at The School of Fine Arts of Hanoi early 1930s; first exposed to the public at the Paris Colonial Exposition 1931. Mai Trung Thu (Vietnam/France, 1906-1980) Portrait de Mademoiselle Phuong signed and dated ‘MAI-TRUNG-THU 1930’ oil on canvas 135.5 x 80 cm …

Vincent van Gogh (Netherlands, 1853-1890) Sunflowers oil on canvas 92.2 × 73 cm (36.3 × 29 in) Painted in 1888 Collection of National Gallery, London The secret behind the painting Van Gogh’s Sunflowers A series of 6 paintings produced in 1888 and 1889, the Sunflowers were intended to decorate Gauguin’s room, which Van Gogh was preparing to move into the Yellow House in Arles. The …

France, XVIIIe Siècle Buste d’homme (Bust of man) terracotta, resting on a rear white marble pedestal H: 46 cm (17 in.); H (total): 63 cm (243⁄4 in.) Estimate EUR 3,000 – EUR 5,000 Christie’s: Maîtres Anciens: Peintures – Sculptures, Paris, 31 May – 14 June 2024

Anne-Louis Girodet-Trioson (France, 1767-1824) L’Odalisque oil on canvas 40,3 x 32,7 cm (15 7/8 x 12 7/8 in.) Estimate EUR 80,000 – EUR 120,000 Price realised EUR EUR 378,000 at Christie’s: Maîtres Anciens: Peintures – Sculptures, Paris, 12 June 2024 This portrait of a young girl with luxurious dark curls was gifted by artist to the ancestors of the current owners, and is being offered at …

Marianne Loir (France, 1715-1783) Portrait d’une femme en Flore, de trois-quarts (Portrait of a woman in Flora, three-quarter view) oil on canvas 116,7 x 90,7 cm (46 x 353⁄4 in.) Estimate EUR 10,000 – EUR 15,000 Christie’s: Maîtres Anciens: Peintures – Sculptures, Paris, 31 May – 14 June 2024

Lin Fengmian (China, 1900-1991) Boats in Front of the Mountains Framed under glass, ink and colour on paper Signed with a stamp 65,6 x 65,6 cm. (25 7/8 x 25 7/8 in.) Estimate EUR 40,000 – EUR 60,000 Price realised EUR 88,200 at Christie’s: Art d’Asie, Paris, 13 June 2024

Large Bronze Buddha Head Thailand, U-Thong Style, 14th Century Height: 51 cm. (20 1/8 in.) Estimate EUR 20,000 – EUR 30,000 Price realised EUR 25,200 at Christie’s: Art d’Asie, Paris, 13 June 2024

Rare and Important Buddha Statue In Gilded Copper Nepal, Early Malla Period, 13th Century Height: 21,5 cm. (8 ½ in.) Estimate EUR 300,000 – EUR 500,000 Price realised EUR 428,400 at Christie’s: Art d’Asie, Paris, 13 June 2024 The figure presented here stands as a quintessential example of Newari gilt-copper craftsmanship, hailing from the earliest years of the Malla period, widely acclaimed as the zenith …

Christie’s Paris: Art d’Asie, 6-18 June 2024, presents 240 lots of important porcelain and works of art, including cloisonné enamels, lacquer and Buddhist sculptures. Highlights include a selection of extremely rare porcelain from the Ming Dynasty from a private European collection comprising a yellow-ground blue and white ‘gardenia’ dish from the Zhengde reign (1506-1521) and an important Junyao tripod narcissus bowl, Yuan-Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th century. …

Le Pho’s son Alain Le Kim, Anne-Solenne Hatte and Christie’s Vietnamese Art Expert Jean-François Hubert at Christie’s Paris exhibition The Phoenix Glue and the Broken Silk Thread – Important Vietnamese Artworks from the Melchior Dejouany Collection Christie’s Vietnamese Art Expert Jean-François Hubert, Kim Chi Pho and Le Pho’s son Alain Le Kim at the exhibition The Phoenix Glue and the Broken Silk Thread – Important …

Henry Howard-Sneyd, Chairman of Asian Arts, Americas, and Europe, headed an auction for an extremely rare Qing Dynasty bowl, one of only three known to exist, at Sotheby’s in Hong Kong on April 3, 2018. This bowl, made for the Chinese emperor Kangxi, fetched 30.4 million USD at Sotheby’s. Henry Howard-Sneyd is Chairman of Asian Art, Europe and Americas based between London and New York. He …

Sotheby’s Chairman of Asian Art, Europe and Americas based between London and New York and lead Auctioneer globally in Asian Art Henry Howard-Sneyd and Christie’s Vietnamese Art Expert Jean-François Hubert at Christie’s Paris exhibition The Phoenix Glue and the Broken Silk Thread – Important Vietnamese Artworks from the Melchior Dejouany Collection, 9 Avenue Matignon 75008 Paris, France Henry Howard-Sneyd, Chairman of Asian Arts, Americas, and …

French collector Melchior Dejouany and Hong Kong collector Richard Kan at Christie’s Paris exhibition The Phoenix Glue and the Broken Silk Thread – Important Vietnamese Artworks from the Melchior Dejouany Collection, 9 Avenue Matignon 75008 Paris, France Hong Kong collector Richard Kan (Courtesy Sotheby’s) Richard Kan is a Hong Kong-based collector of international repute of objects of fine art, an organizer of important exhibitions worldwide …

Jean Siméon Chardin’s Le Melon entamé fetched EUR €26,730,000 at Christie’s Paris, 12 June 2024 Chardin was the pre-eminent still-life painter of his day and would go on to inspire Manet, Matisse and Cezanne. This masterpiece from the Rothschild family collection is offered with the estimate EUR 8,000,000 – 12,000,000 in Maîtres Anciens: Peintures – Sculptures on 12 June 2024 at Christie’s Paris Le melon …

The Melchior Dejouany Collection: The Phoenix Glue and the Broken Silk Thread at Christie’s Paris, 8-12 June 2024 Paris – Christie’s associated with the seventh edition of the Asian Spring in Paris. To celebrate the centenary of the creation of the School of Fine Arts of Indochina, Christie’s Paris present from June 8 to 13 an exhibition of important artworks from the Melchior Dejouany Collection …

Boi Tran (Vietnam, B. 1957) Élégantes de Hué (Elegant Ladies of Huế) signed and dated ‘B.Tran2015’ (lower left) lacquer on panel (tetraptych) 159.5 x 320 cm. (62 3/4 x 126 in.) Executed in 2015 The Melchior Dejouany Collection: The Phoenix Glue and the Broken Silk Thread, Christie’s Paris

Truong Be (Vietnam, 1942-2020) Dans le Quang Tri (In Quang Tri) signed and dated ‘TRUONG BE 2006-9’ (lower left) lacquer on panel 135 x 225 cm. (53 1/8 x 88 5/8 in.) Executed between 2006 – 2009 The Melchior Dejouany Collection: The Phoenix Glue and the Broken Silk Thread, Christie’s Paris

Nguyen Trung (Vietnam, B. 1940) Les Élégantes (Elegant Ladies) signed and dated ‘ng.Trung 2000’ (lower left) lacquer on panel (triptych) 120 x 238,5 cm. (47 1/4 x 93 7/8 in.) Executed in 2000 The Melchior Dejouany Collection: The Phoenix Glue and the Broken Silk Thread, Christie’s Paris

Hoang Tich Chu (Vietnam, 1912-2003) La Haute-Région du Tonkin (Tonkinese Upper Region) signed and dated ‘H T Chu 9⁄50’ (lower right) lacquer on panel each: 90 x 46 cm. (35 3⁄8 x 18 1⁄8 in.) (5) overall: 90 x 230 cm. (35 3⁄8 x 90 1⁄2 in.) Painted in 1950 Offered with 1 original sketch and 3 drawings by the artist Christie’s Paris: The Phoenix …

Legendary Vietnamese Art Expert Jean-François Hubert at the Christie’s Paris: The Phoenix Glue and the Broken Silk Thread – Important Vietnamese Artworks from the Melchior Dejouany Collection.

Le Pho (Vietnam/France, 1907-2001) Le Philosophe (The Philosopher) signed in Chinese, and signed ‘lepho’ (lower left) mixed media on silk laid on board 88 x 88 cm. (34 5/8 x 34 5/8 in.) Painted in 1956 The Melchior Dejouany Collection: The Phoenix Glue and the Broken Silk Thread, Christie’s Paris

French collector Melchior Dejouany and his Vietnamese art collection The Phoenix Glue and the Broken Silk Thread – Important Vietnamese Artworks from the Melchior Dejouany Collection on display at Christie’s Paris, 9 Avenue Matignon 75008 Paris, France

Vu Cao Dam (Vietnam/France, 1908-2000) Le départ (The Departure) signed, inscribed and dated ‘Vu Cao Dam, Vence 53’ (lower left) mixed media on wood 54.7 x 46 cm. (21 1/2 x 18 1/8 in.) Painted in 1953 The Melchior Dejouany Collection: The Phoenix Glue and the Broken Silk Thread, Christie’s Paris

Chardin was the pre-eminent still-life painter of his day and would go on to inspire Manet, Matisse and Cezanne. This masterpiece from the Rothschild family collection is offered with the estimate EUR 8,000,000 – 12,000,000 in Maîtres Anciens: Peintures – Sculptures on 12 June 2024 at Christie’s Paris Le melon entamé is one of the artist’s most important works, and it remains in private hands. …

Vu Cao Dam (Vietnam/France, 1908-2000) Tête de femme (Head of a Woman) signed ‘Vu Cao Dam’ (on the back of the neck) terracotta sculpture with artist’s base Sculpture: 20 (H) x 12 x 10 cm. (7 7/8 x 4 3/4 x 3 7/8 in.) Socle: 6 x 7 x 6.8 cm. (2 3/8 x 2 3/4 x 2 5/8 in.) Executed circa 1939 The Melchior …

Speeches of the French collector Melchior Dejouany and Christie’s Vietnamese Art Senior Expert Jean-François Hubert at the exhibition The Phoenix Glue and the Broken Silk Thread – Important Vietnamese Artworks from the Melchior Dejouany Collection at Christie’s Paris Recap of the speech of Christie’s Vietnamese Art Senior Expert Jean-François Hubert

Le Pho (Vietnam/France, 1907-2001) La baignade (Bathing) signed in Chinese and signed again ‘Le Pho’ (lower left) gouache and ink on silk 46 x 30.5 cm. (18 1/8 x 12 in.) painted circa 1938 one seal of the artist The Melchior Dejouany Collection: The Phoenix Glue and the Broken Silk Thread, Christie’s Paris

French collector Melchior Dejouany posing in front of Boi Tran’s Élégantes de Hué in his collection The Phoenix Glue and the Broken Silk Thread – Important Vietnamese Artworks from the Melchior Dejouany Collection exhibited at Christie’s Paris, 9 Avenue Matignon 75008 Paris, France, 8-16 June 2024

Mai Trung Thu (Vietnam/France, 1906-1980) Retour de la cueillette (Back from Fruit Picking) signed and dated ‘MAI TR THU 1935’ (lower right) pastel, charcoal, and chalk on paper 58.8 x 38.8 cm. (23 1/8 x 15 1/4 in.) Executed in 1935 one seal of the artist The Melchior Dejouany Collection: The Phoenix Glue and the Broken Silk Thread, Christie’s Paris Provenance Christie’s Hong Kong, 3 …

A metal sculpture “Bouquet of Tulips” by American artist Jeff Koons (America, B. 1955) located outside the Petit Palais in Paris, France. It is one of Koons’s largest sculptures and his first commemorative work. The sculpture was first announced in 2016 and unveiled in October 2019.

Invitation to a Vietnamese art exhibition “La colle du phénix et le fil de soie brisé: œuvres vietnamiennes majeures de la collection Melchior Dejouany” (“Phoenix Glue and Silk Thread: major Vietnamese works from Melchior Dejouany Collection”) at Christie’s Paris, 9 Avenue Matignon, Paris, France, with no fewer than nine artists, including Le Pho, Mai Trung Thu, Vu Cao Dam, Nguyen Gia Tri, Hoang Tich Chu, …

To celebrate the centenary of the establishment of the School of Fine Arts of Indochina (1924-2024), Christie’s Paris, associated with Printemps Asiatique Paris, presents, from 8 to 13 June 2024, a Vietnamese art exhibition “La colle du phénix et le fil de soie brisé: œuvres vietnamiennes majeures de la collection Melchior Dejouany” (“Phoenix Glue and Silk Thread: major Vietnamese works from Melchior Dejouany Collection”) at …

Works by Vietnamese artists Le Pho, Vu Cao Dam, Nguyen Tu Nghiem, Nguyen Nam Son, Nguyen Sang… on display and auction sale at Christie’s Hong Kong, 29 May 2024. Christie’s 20th Century Art Day sale this year features works by Asian masters bridging the East and the West, as well as their prominent contemporaries in Europe and the Americas; the auction traces how modern art …

Nguyen Sang (Vietnam, 1923-1988) Portrait of a Girl signed, inscribed with monogram and dated ‘hn NG SANG 1971’ (upper left) oil on canvas 80 x 60 cm. (31 1/2 x 23 5/8 in.) Painted in 1971 Provenance Collection of Pierre Reinhardt, Paris Private collection Sotheby’s Singapore, 6 October 2002, lot 95 Acquired at the above sale by the present owner Estimate HKD 150,000 -240,000 Price …

Charlotte Perriand (1903-1999) Passe-plats, commande spéciale, réalisé pour la maison de Jean et Huguette Borot, place Jean-Baptiste Clément, Paris, 1958-1971 Padouk d’Afrique, bambou, contreplaqué de pin peint et miroir / African padauk, bamboo, painted pine plywood and mirrored glass 254 x 290 x 98 cm / 100 x 114 1/8 x 38 5/8 in Estimate EUR 140,000 – EUR 180,000 Price realised EUR 107,100 Christie’s Paris, Design, …

Jean Prouvé (France, 1901-1984) Lit de repos ‘S.C.A.L. N. 450’, le modèle créé en 1953 Tôle et tube d’acier pliés et peints, chêne ; tissu / painted and folded steel sheet and tube, oak ; fabric 26 x 190 x 80 cm / 10 ¼ x 74 ¾ x 31 ½ in Estimate EUR 5,000 – 7,000 Price realised EUR 9,450 Christie’s Paris, Design, 23 May 2024

Le Pho (Vietnam/France, 1907-2001) Sur la terrasse (On the Terrace) signed in Chinese and signed again ‘Le pho’ (lower right); signed in Chinese and signed again, titled and inscribed ‘Le Pho Wally Findlay Galleries Palm Beach Sur la terrasse Pour Mr et Mrs George G. Sand avec les hommages de l’artiste’ (on the reverse); gallery label affixed (on the reverse) oil on canvas 73.5 x …

Le Pho (Vietnam/France, 1907-2001) La toilette (Washing) signed in Chinese and signed again ‘Le pho’ (upper right) ink and gouache on silk 34 x 31.5 cm. (13 3/8 x 12 3/8 in.) Painted circa 1942 one seal of the artist Provenance Private collection, France Thence by descent to the present owner Estimate HKD 800,000-1,500,000 Price realised HKD 1,134,000 On view and auction sale at Christie’s Hong Kong, …

Nguyen Gia Tri (Vietnam, 1908-1993) Paysage de Rizières (Landscape with Rice Fields) signed ‘Ng TRI’ (lower right) lacquer, eggshell white and gold paint on panel 23.5 x 23.5 cm. (9 1/4 x 9 1/4 in.) Executed circa1943 Provenance Collection of Évariste Jonchère, director of the École des Beaux-Arts de l’Indochine from 1937-1945 (gifted directly by the artist) Collection of Madame E. Jonchère-Debiol The Scheeres Collection Phillips …

Le Pho (Vietnam/France, 1907-2001) L’adieu au Tonkin (Farewell to Tonkin) signed and dated ‘LE-PHO 1936’ (lower left) oil on canvas 91.5 x 91.5 cm. (36 x 36 in.) Painted in 1936 Provenance Collection of Tholance-Lorenzi, France Thence by descent to the present owner Estimate HKD 550,000-750,000 Price realised HKD 2,520,000 On view and auction sale at Christie’s Hong Kong, 29 May 2024 Le Pho, “L’adieu …

The Getty Center is such a modernist city on a hill, a collection of dramatic buildings housing galleries filled with modern masterpieces, perched in the hills above West Los Angeles.

The largest art museum in the Western United States – Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), founded in 1961, splitting from the Los Angeles Museum of History, Science and Art; four years later, it moved to the Wilshire Boulevard complex designed by William Pereira. The museum’s wealth and collections grew in the 1980s, and it added several buildings beginning in that decade and continuing in subsequent decades.

Matisse, in his workshop in Nice, Place Charles-Félix, in a decor that he organized, a stage, shimmering fabrics, flowers… He sets up his easel and the magic happens. Arriving in Nice in 1917, Matisse made the Côte d’Azur his chosen land, he lived there and above all worked there until the end of his days in 1954.

Le Pho’s Femme du Mandarin (The Mandarin’s Wife) at ‘Nucleo Storico’ Exhibition, Venice Biennale 2024. Le Pho (Vietnam, 1907-2001) Femme du Mandarin (The Mandarin’s Wife) signed and dated ‘LE-PHO 1931’ (lower right) oil on canvas 81 x 130 cm. (31 ⁵⁷/₆₄ x 51 ³/₁₆ in.) painted in 1931 on seal of the artist Exhibited Drouot, 19 December 1996 (illustrated, front cover). Netherlands, Scheveningen, VSB Circus …

Paul Sérusier (1863-1927) Promenade du Dimanche (Robe Noire) 36.5 x 93 cm. (14 3/8 x 36 5/8 in.) signed and dated ‘P. Sérusier 1894’ (on the reverse) tempera on canvas Painted in Châteauneuf-du-Faou in 1894 Estimate EUR 50,000 – EUR 70,000 Paul Sérusier (1863-1927) Promenade du Dimanche (Robes Jaunes) signed and dated ‘P. Sérusier 1894’ (on the reverse) tempera on canvas 36.5 x 93 cm. …

It was in his New York studio that Marcel Duchamp worked for 20 years, from 1946 to 1966, on this installation which he wishes to be his testament. It will in fact be permanently exhibited, one year after his death, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, in accordance with his wishes. On one wall, a double wooden door framed by bricks. The door comes from …

Le Pho, his wife Paulette Vaux on the occasion of thank-you lunch at the collector Dr V‘s home, 1990s.

The collector Dr V and other Vietnamese comrades at the home of Mr and Mrs Le Pho around 1950.

Vu Cao Dam’s wife Renée Appriou, Le Thi Luu and her husband, the artists’ friend in Saint-Paul de Vence, France

The grand opening of Le Pho’s exhibition on February 4, 1977; photograph of the artist’s collectors Mr and Madame Collart (on left) at the exhibition published by the Daily Palm Beach News.