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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.

Luxembourg art exhibit issues response to photographer Jingna Zhang’s accusations of plagiarism

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  • Photographer Jingna Zhang, whose accusations earlier this month of a painter plagiarizing her work received the backing of the internet, recently shared the art exhibition’s response.
  • Zhang had previously posted on her social media that a painter in Luxembourg had “ripped off” her photo and won a 1,500 Euro (approximately $1,570) cash prize.
  • The organizers of the exhibition responded on Friday, expressing their commitment to copyright and assuring they were not aware of Zhang’s works prior to awarding art student Jeff Dieschburg the prize.
  • They concluded by stating they would remain “impartial” by allowing each side’s respective lawyers to decide the case.
  • Zhang recently hired Luxembourg-based firm partner Vincent Wellens, who emphasized that they would be giving “priority to dialogue” and noted that no complaint had been filed yet.

Photographer Jingna Zhang, whose accusations earlier this month of a painter plagiarizing her work received the backing of the internet, recently shared the response from the art exhibition which shows the painting in question. 

Zhang had previously posted on her social media that a painter in Luxembourg had “ripped off” her photo and won a 1,500-euro (approximately $1,570) cash prize at the 11th Biennale of Contemporary Art of the municipality of Strassen.

96-Year-Old Taiwanese Man Saves Entire ‘Rainbow Village’ By Painting Everything

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A 96-year-old man painted his village in Taiwan as a way to prevent the government from demolishing it; as a result, it attracted many tourists, earning the name “Rainbow Village” for its colorful murals.

Huang Yung-Fu, a retired soldier living in Taichung, Taiwan, turned his village – a temporary housing area that the government gave to soldiers – into a massive art gallery that showcases his artwork.

Japanese Artist Will Blow Your Mind With His Incredibly Life-Like Paintings

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Meet Yasutomo Oka, the Japanese artist who can create mind-blowing portraits without using expensive gadgets or tools like a thousand dollar camera or an expensive computer and software.

油絵で、主に人物画を描いております。 写真ではなくて絵画ですよ~😆 よろしくお願いいたします。 #私の作品もっと沢山の人に広がれ祭り pic.twitter.com/B7isLLn8FT

Filipina Nurse Creates Breathtaking Paintings Using Medical Syringes

Kimberly Joy Magbanua from Negros Occidental, a province located in Visayas, Philippines, is no ordinary nurse, combining her job and her love for art by using medical syringes as her painting tool.

Most painters are equipped with a paintbrush in one hand and an optional palette in the other. But Magbanua, a self-taught artist who is also a registered nurse from the Philippines, has a different and very unique way to break the norm.

Revolutionary Gluten-Free Museum Lets People Enjoy Art Without the Gluten

People’s avoidance of gluten in their diets has been on the rise in recent years due to the belief that it could be damaging to their health. French graphic artist Arthur Coulet has created an interesting project on Tumblr called the Gluten-Free Museum, in which he removes everything that has gluten from classic paintings. 

Gluten is a protein that’s found in wheat and grains. Nearly 20 million Americans say they regularly experience stomach problems after eating gluten, according to the New Yorker.