Lot 187
Bui Huu Hung (Vietnamese, b. 1957), Women in the Family
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
2001, Women in the Family (Người Đàn Bà Trong Dòng Họ), an impressive lacquer painting in two parts, with pigment and gold silver foil on wood, signed to lower left, framed without glass in a large ornate frame that appears to be rosewood.

Frame dimensions 63 x 112 in., Image size 48 x 96 in.

For similar painting see Bonhams, Hong Kong, 03 December 2022, Lot 6.

Bui Huu Hung is a leading modern artist in Vietnam working in the traditional lacquer painting medium and elevating it to new levels through addition of chiaroscuro style atmosphere giving his paintings and rich intimate and almost dreamlike presence. He focuses on figures of women of various societal ranks and surrounds them with elegant attendants and traditional Vietnamese artifacts. His work evokes a mood of solitude, mystery and serene beauty inspired by old Vietnamese myths and legends. This painting is an excellent example of his style in a very grand size.

Very good condition; panels can be removed from frame.

$4,000 - 8,000