Tran Luu Hau (B

Trần Lưu Hậu (B. 1928), Temple. Signed and dated 88. Oil on canvas, 111 by 134.5 cm.; 43 3/4 by 53 inEstimate 48,000 —68,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s.

Bibliography: Jeffrey Hantover, Uncorked Soul: Contemporary Art from Vietnam, Plum Blossoms (International) Ltd., Hong Kong, 1991, p. 82, colour plate 25

Note: « …his mastery comes from having faced the realities of life and death as a young student in the Viet Bac and having seen a bit more of the world than most Vietnamese artists. He studied art and theatre design in Moscow for six years and had the opportunity to see art from all over the world. He taught for twenty-eight years at the Hanoi School of Fine Arts, has been a leading member of the Association of Plastic Arts Workers — most recently chairperson of its Artistic Council — and is conversant with European and American Art. In 1990 he spent two months in Paris where he had an exhibition at Vietnam House. » – Jeffrey Hantover cited in Uncorked Soul: Contemporary Art from Vietnam, p. 79

Sotheby’s. MODERN & CONTEMPORARY SOUTHEAST ASIAN ART, 05 AVRIL 2015 | 10:00 AM HKT – HONG KONG