Auction result
The sale on the 30th of November, totalled nearly 1.1 million euros

Aguttes opened this Monday the Asian week in Paris with its 27th sale dedicated to the Asian Painters. 24 hand-picked works were presented, mostly from private collections built up more than 40 years ago. This sale totalled 1.07 million euros. 


4 - MAI TRUNG THU (1906-1980) - 258 800 euros
7 - VU CAO DAM (1908-2000) - 182 000 euros
6 - VU CAO DAM (1908-2000) - 145 600 euros
9 - ALIX AYMÉ (1894-1989) - 59 800 euros
1 - SANYU (1901-1966) - 52 000 euros

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“This sale closes a very good year for the Asian Painters at Aguttes, leader on the European market. With a total figure of more than 8 million euros achieved in 2020, the buyers showed us their blind confidence by buying without coming. I am honoured by their loyalty and the respect they have shown for the quality of my expertise”, said Charlotte Reynier-Aguttes at the end of the sale. 

Artist Mai Trung Thu was in the spotlight with Le Sommeil, a high-quality composition which, as announced, attracted the interest of discerning collectors. This exceptional work, which gives the timeless subject the allure of a dreamy Orient, was sold for 258,800 euros after a long battle between the active bidders on the phone and live.

4MAI TRUNG THU (1906-1980)
Le sommeil, 1943
Ink and color on silk, signed and dated upper right
14 1/2 x 20 in

In a much more classical register, Vu Cao Dam was able to captivate the bidders with two remarkable compositions. Mother and Child, a youthful work of remarkable finesse, was sold for 145,600 euros, while Galloping Horses, a very rare theme for the artist, won the important prize of 182,000 euros. 

7VU CAO DAM (1908-2000)
Chevaux au galop, circa 1945-1949

Ink and color on silk, signed lower right
23 3/4 x 19 2/3 in

Finally, Sanyu seduced Chinese buyers with the work Étude de nue féminin, which sold for 52,000 euros.

1SANYU (1901-1966)
Étude de nu féminin
Ink on paper, signed lower right

22 x 14 1/2 in

We are now preparing our 28th sale which will take place in March 2021.
For any estimate request, please contact Charlotte Reynier-Aguttes:


Charlotte Reynier-Aguttes : +33 (0)1 41 92 06 49 •

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