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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 …

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 On view and auction sale at Christie’s Hong Kong, 29 May 2024

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 On view and auction sale at Christie’s Hong Kong, 29 May 2024 Le Pho, “L’adieu au Tonkin”, 1936, or …

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.

Le Pho, his wife Paulette Vaux and the artist’s collectors Mr & Mrs Collart on the special occasion of the artist’s exhibition in 1977.

Le Pho, his wife Paulette Vaux and the artist’s collectors circa 1950.

The very first exhibition ‘Le Gala du Salon de 1935’, L’Avenir du Tonkin, 25 March 1935 held by SADEAI: Société Annamite d’Encouragement à l’Art et à l’Industrie (The Annamite Society for the encouragement of art and industry) initiated by Victor Tardieu in May 1934. It was granted legal capacity by a decision of the Governor General dated August 6, 1935. Its head office was located …

Seated (left to right): Ngo Manh Duc (son of Le Thi Luu), Michel Vu (son of Vu Cao Dam), Jeanne Sineray, known as Sao, (wife of Mai Trung Thu disguised as a Breton with a costume by Yannick Vu painted by his father), Yannick Vu (daughter of Vu Cao Dam) wearing Sao’s tunic. Standing (left to right): Le Thi Luu, her husband Ngo The Tan; …

Vu Cao Dam (Vietnam/France, 1908-2000), Madame Nguyen Nguyet Nga and her husband Nguyen Huu Hop (left to right) at Vu Cao Dam’s home, the villa Les Heures Claires in Vence, France, in 1953.

Vu Cao Dam (Vietnam/France, 1908-2000) posing with his original sculpture Femme nue or Baigneuse in Hanoi, 1929.

Vu Cao Dam (Vietnam/France, 1908-2000) with his wife Renée Appriou and his daughter Yannick Vu, 1956

Vincent van Gogh (Netherlands, 1853-1890) Naaiende vrouw (Woman Sewing) gouache, watercolour and black and white chalk on paper 23 ¾ x 17 ½ in. (60.1 x 44.6 cm.) Executed in Etten in October – November 1881 Estimate GBP 2,000,000 – GBP 3,000,000 Price Realised GBP 2,460,000 Christie’s London, 20th/21st Century Evening Sale, 7 March 2024

Francis Bacon (Ireland/England, 1909-1992) Landscape near Malabata, Tangier titled and dated ‘Landscape near Malabata, Tangier 1963’ (on the reverse) oil on canvas 78 x 57in. (198.1 x 144.8cm.) Painted in 1963 Estimate GBP 15,000,000 – GBP 20,000,000 Price Realised GBP 19,630,000 Christie’s London, 20th/21st Century Evening Sale, 7 March 2024

David Hockney (England, B. 1937) California acrylic on canvas 66 1⁄8 x 78 ¼in. (168 x 198.8cm.) Painted in 1965 Price Realised GBP 18,710,000 Christie’s London, 20th/21st Century Evening Sale, 7 March 2024

Lucian Freud (German/England, 1922-2011) Kai oil on canvas 20 1⁄8 x 24 ¼ in. (51 x 61.5 cm.) Painted in 1991-1992 Estimate GBP 4,000,000 – GBP 6,000,000 Price Realised GBP 4,638,000 Christie’s London, The Art of the Surreal Evening Sale, 7 March 2024

Joan Miró (Italy, 1893-1983) L’échelle de l’évasion (The Escape Ladder) signed ‘Miró’ (centre left) oil on burlap 28 7⁄8 x 21 3⁄8 in. (73.5 x 54.3 cm.) Painted in December 1939 Estimate GBP 2,700,000 – GBP 3,500,000 Price Realised GBP 3,428,000 Christie’s London, The Art of the Surreal Evening Sale, 7 March 2024

Bui Xuan Phai (Vietnam, 1920-1988) Young Vietnamese woman on horseback signed upper right and dated 78, against paper marked “Ngua horse” ink, pencil and watercolour on paper 6 x 9.8 cm. Ngựa nội, in Vietnamese purebred, is the native horse breed of Vietnam. Estimate: EUR 1000-1200 On display and sale at Interencheres, 19 March 2024

A street in Bac Ninh, Vietnam named after artist Hoang Tich Chu. Hoàng Tích Chù (1912-2003), born in Phù Lưu village, Từ Sơn town, Bắc Ninh Province, known for Vietnamese lacquer; a former director of Vietnamese Fine Arts Institute. In 2000, he was awarded the Hồ Chí Minh Prize for his art and literature achievements.

Claude Monet (France, 1840-1926) Matinée sur la Seine, temps net signed and dated ‘Claude Monet 97’ (lower left) oil on canvas 32 1⁄8 x 36 3⁄8 in. (81.6 x 92.4 cm.) Painted in Giverny in 1897 Estimate GBP 12,000,000 – GBP 18,000,000 Provenance Galerie Durand-Ruel, Paris, by whom acquired directly from the artist on 27 November 1901. Galerie Durand-Ruel, New York, transferred by the above …

Salvador Dalí (Spain, 1904-1989) The Birth of Liquid Anguish (Naissance des angoisses liquides) signed and dated ‘Gala Salvador. Dali 1932’ (lower left) oil on canvas 21 ½ x 15 in. (54.5 x 38 cm.) Painted in 1932 Estimate GBP 1,600,000 – GBP 2,400,000 Christie’s London, The Art of the Surreal Evening Sale, 7 March 2024 Provenance Galerie André-François Petit, Paris, by 1970. Galleria Notizie, Turin. …

René Magritte (Belgium, 1898-1967) L’ami intime signed ‘Magritte’ (lower left) oil on canvas 28 5⁄8 x 25 ½ in. (72.6 x 64.9 cm.) Painted in January – February 1958 Estimate GBP 30,000,000 – GBP 50,000,000 Christie’s London, The Art of the Surreal Evening Sale, 7 March 2024 Provenance Galerie Alexander Iolas, Paris & New York, by whom acquired directly from the artist in December 1958. …

One of the great innovators, the most influential and best-loved modernists of European abstraction, Vasily Kandinsky (Russia/France, 1866-1944) broke new ground in painting during the first decades of the 20th century. In his influential treatise, On the spiritual in art, published in 1911, he wrote about art’s potential to ‘stand alone’, with imagery independent of the natural world. The development of a new subject matter …

Vietnamese Ly-Tran Jar, Collection of Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia

Dai Fu (16th Century) Birds and Flowers by the Pond Hanging scroll, ink and colour on silk 176 x 102 cm. (69 ¼ x 40 1⁄8 in.) Signed, with one seal of the artist Price Realised HKD 403,200 at Christie’s Hong Kong, 2 December 2023

A magnificent fine and extremely rare underglaze-blue and copper-red-decorated ‘Dragon’ tianqiuping Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1723-1735) 20 in. (51 cm.) high Price Realised HKD 56,035,000 at Christie’s Hong Kong, 30 December 2023

Yayoi Kusama (Japan, B. 1929) A Flower titled in Japanese; signed, titled and dated ‘YAYOI KUSAMA 2014 A FLOWER’ (on the reverse) acrylic on canvas 162.2 x 162.2 cm. (63 7⁄8 x 63 7⁄8 in.) Painted in 2014 Provenance Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo Private collection, Asia Acquired from the above by the present owner Estimate HKD 65,000,000 – HKD 85,000,000 Price Realised HKD 78,125,000 at Christie’s …

Sanyu (Chang Yu, 1895-1966) Vase blanc, fleurs blanches, fond rose (White Pot, White Flowers, Pink Background) signed in Chinese and signed ‘SANYU’ (lower right) oil on canvas 74.2 x 49.8 cm. (29 1⁄4 x 19 5⁄8 in.) Painted in the 1930s Provenance Henri-Pierre Roché, Paris Jean-Claude Riedel, Paris Private collection, France (acquired from the above by the previous owner) Thence by descent to the present …

Yayoi Kusama (Japan, B. 1929) Pumpkin [Fban] signed, titled and dated ‘FBAN PUMPKIN YAYOI KUSAMA 2013’ (on the reverse) acrylic on canvas 130.3 x 161.5 cm. (51 1⁄4 x 63 1⁄2 in.) Painted in 2013 Provenance Ota Fine Arts, Singapore Acquired from the above by the present owner Estimate HKD 38,000,000 – HKD 55,000,000 Price Realised HKD 46,355,000 at Christie’s Hong Kong, 28 November 2023

Le Pho (Vietnam/France, 1907-2001) La femme au foulard blanc (Lady with a White Scarf) signed and dated ‘Le Pho 40’ (lower right), numbered ‘#676’ (on the reverse) ink and gouache on silk laid on paper 46 x 38 cm. (18 1⁄8 x 15 in.) Painted in 1940 Provenance Acquired directly from the artist by the previous owner Thence by descent to the present owner Estimate …

Le Pho (Vietnam/France, 1907-2001) Les chrysanthèmes blancs et jaunes (White and Yellow Chrysanthemums) signed in Chinese and signed again ‘Le pho’ (lower right); titled, inscribed and numbered ‘No 61 New York W.F Les chrysanthèmes blancs et jaunes’ (on the reverse) oil on canvas 130.5 x 97 cm. (51 3⁄8 x 38 1⁄4 in.) Painted circa 1970 Provenance Wally Findlay Galleries, New York Private collection Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 3 …

Le Pho (Vietnam/France, 1907-2001) Les tulipes rouges (Red Tulips) signed in Chinese and signed again ‘Le Pho’ (lower left); titled and inscribed ‘Galleries Findlay N.Y Les Tulipes rouges’ (on the reverse); gallery label affixed (on the reverse) oil on canvas 129.5 x 88.9 cm. (51 x 35 in.) Executed circa 1970 Provenance Wally Findlay Galleries, New York Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 5 April 2009, lot 122 Acquired at the …

Mai Trung Thu (Vietnam/France, 1906-1980) Mère et enfants (Mother and Children) signed ‘MAI THU’ and dated in Chinese (lower left) ink and gouache on silk laid on paper in the artist’s original frame 53 x 20.5 cm. (20 7⁄8 x 8 1⁄8 in.) Painted in 1961 one seal of the artist Provenance Galerie Jean-François Apesteguy, Deauville Private collection, France (acquired from the above by the …

Luong Xuan Nhi (Vietnam, 1914-2006) Marché aux fleurs de pêcher (Peach Blossom Market) signed ‘Luong Xuan Nhi’ (lower left) ink and gouache on silk laid on paper 50 x 38 cm. (19 5⁄8 x 15 in.) Painted circa 1939 one seal of the artist Provenance Private collection, Vietnam (acquired directly from the artist) Private collection, France (acquired from the above by the present owner) Estimate HKD 500,000-800,000 …

Details of Mai Trung Thu’s Contes et légendes (Fairy Tales and Legends) Mai Trung Thu (Vietnam/France, 1906-1980) Contes et légendes (Fairy Tales and Legends) signed ‘MAI THU’ and dated in Chinese (lower left) ink and gouache on silk laid on paper 44.4 x 59.2 cm. (17 1⁄2 x 23 1⁄4 in.). Painted in 1964 one seal of the artist Provenance Galerie Jean-François Apesteguy, Deauville Private …

Vu Cao Dam (Vietnam/France, 1908-2000) L’homme au cheval (Man with a Horse) signed and dated ‘Vu cao dam 64’ (lower left); gallery label affixed (on the reverse) oil on canvas 60.5 x 73 cm. (23 7⁄8 x 28 3⁄4 in.) Painted in 1964 Provenance Wally Findlay Gallery, Chicago Christie’s Singapore, 28 March 1999, lot 132 Acquired at the above sale by the present owner Estimate …

Vu Cao Dam (Vietnam/France, 1908-2000) Buste de femme (Bust of a Woman) ink and gouache on silk laid on paper 38 x 27 cm. (15 x 10 5⁄8 in.) Painted circa 1935 one seal of the artist Provenance Christie’s Hong Kong, 28 April 2002, lot 39 Acquired at the above sale by the present owner Estimate HKD 300,000-500,000 USD 39,000-64,000 On display at Christie’s Singapore, 29 October …

Vu Cao Dam (Vietnam/France, 1908-2000) Le cavalier (The Cavalier) signed ‘Vu cao dam’ (lower left) mixed media on silk laid on board 24 x 33 cm. (9 1⁄2 x 13 in.) Painted circa 1955 Estimate HKD 100,000-150,000 USD 13,000-19,000 On display at Christie’s Singapore, 29 October 2023 On view and auction sale at Christie’s Hong Kong, 29 November 2023