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Auction Sales of South East Asian Paintings


The table below shows contemporary art from Southeast Asia [Thai, Vietnamese, Myanmar] being featured at international auctions. Auctions are held regularly in Singapore and Hong Kong and to a growing extent in Jakarta, usually twice yearly, and sometimes Southeast Asian paintings are featured in European or American auctions as well. Browsing through sales catalogues reveals that the first country in Southeast Asia in terms of paintings sold at the auctions, is Indonesia. Vietnamese paintings feature quite prominently, Thai paintings are on the rise and a few Myanmar artists do well.


Updated May, 2016



Country

Artist

No of works sold at auctions

THAILAND

Vasan Sitthiket

14

 

Jirapat Tatsanasomboon

13

 

Thaweesak Srithongdee

10

 

Chatchai Puipia

8

 

Navin Rawanchaikul

7

 

Panya Vijinthanasarn

3

 

Pinaree Sanpitak

3

 

Maitree Siriboon

1

 

 

VIETNAM

Nguyen Trung

55

 

Nguyen Thanh Binh

39

 

Hong Viet Dung

34

 

Pham Luan

20

 

Le Vuong

15

 

Pham An Hai

11

 

Dinh Quan

10

 

Truong Tan

6

 

Nguyen Thi Chau Giang

3

 

Nguyen Quang Huy

2

 

Le Quang Ha

2

 

Van Duong Thanh

2

 

Ha Manh Thang

1

 

MYANMAR

U Lun Gywe

22

 

Aung Kyaw Htet

12

 

Nyein Chan Su

1


A word of caution. There are strong indications that fakes are being sold at auctions, even works by young contemporary painters and not only those by the old masters. The problem is particularly acute in Vietnam and Indonesia. Provenance and reputable art dealers are of paramount importance.


Jørn Middelborg