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‘Vietnamese Lady’ painting by Le Pho sells for over half a million dollars

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  • An ink and gouache painting by late Vietnamese painter Le Pho titled “Vietnamese Lady” sold for 781,200 Singapore dollars (approximately $558,629) during Sotheby’s Modern and Contemporary Art live auction in Singapore on Sunday.
  • Measuring 11.22 inches by 9.25 inches, the 1938 work depicts a young woman wearing the Vietnamese national garment — the áo dài — while sitting in a traditional wooden chair.
  • The auction house described the work as "exquisitely painted and exceptionally rare," showcasing the artist’s "unparalleled technical mastery in handling silk as a medium."
  • Sotheby's featured 50 paintings by 37 artists from Southeast Asia during the auction, with Pho having the most works featured with eight in total.
  • In April 2017, Pho’s painting "Family Life" sold for over $1 million at Sotheby's Hong Kong auction house, making him the first Vietnamese artist to breach the million U.S. dollar mark.

The painting “Vietnamese Lady” by late Vietnamese painter Le Pho sold for 781,200 Singapore Dollars (approximately $558,629) at an auction at Sotheby’s in Singapore over the weekend.

The art piece, an ink and gouache painting on silk created in 1938, was sold to a Vietnamese collector during Sotheby’s Modern and Contemporary Art live auction on Sunday.

Ex-Apple worker Sam Sung auctions business card from his first Apple store

SAM SUNG APPLE BUSINESS CARD
  • Former Apple employee Sam Sung is auctioning another business card, this time from the first Apple store he ever worked at.
  • Sung, who has since changed his surname to “Struan,” went viral in 2012 after a customer posted his business card online.
  • He auctioned the viral business card in 2014, raising more than $2,500 for The Children’s Wish Foundation in British Columbia and Yukon, now known as Make-A-Wish Canada.
  • Sung will donate proceeds of the latest auction to the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre in Vancouver.

Former Apple employee Sam Sung is auctioning another business card, this time from the first Apple store he ever worked at.

Sung, who worked at Apple from 2010 to 2013, rose to online fame in 2012 after a customer found his name to be ironic and posted his business card online. At the time, he was working at the Apple Pacific Centre in Vancouver.

Chinese Entrepreneur Misses $4.57 Million Lunch With Warren Buffett

A Chinese cryptocurrency entrepreneur who paid $4.57 million at a charity auction for a lunch with Warren Buffett has missed the event over a bizarre series of health concerns that came amid the Chinese government’s crackdown on bitcoins.

Justin Sun, 29, founder of cryptocurrency startup Tron and CEO of file-sharing service BitTorrent, claimed that he was suffering from kidney stones on July 23, two days before the scheduled “Power Lunch with Warren Buffett” at the upscale Smith & Wollensky’s steakhouse in Midtown Manhattan.

Bruce Lee’s Old Watch He Gave to Student Sells at Auction for $28,700

A Bruce Lee watch memorabilia recently went up for auction and was bought for far more than its asking price of 80,000 to 150,000 Hong Kong dollars ($10,192 to $19,111) to an unnamed buyer.

The watch, Universal Genève Polerouter timepiece (circa 1950s), which was described as a “very rare and historically interesting yellow gold-plated stainless steel wristwatch with sweep center seconds,” was sold for a much higher price of 225,000 Hong Kong dollars ($28,700), according to South China Morning Post.

Vase From Qing Dynasty Discovered in a French Attic Sells for $19 Million

A vase dating back to 18th century China, believed to have been owned and passed down from one generation to another by a French family, was auctioned and sold for 16.2 million euros ($19 million).

The exceptionally rare and well-preserved vase was hidden inside a shoe box and wrapped with some newspaper in the attic of a French family. It was later brought to Sotheby’s Paris, France, branch to put up for auction, according to Shanghaiist.