The 28th sale of "Peintres d'Asie, Œuvres majeures", opens the calendar of vacancies for the first half of 2021 at Aguttes. On the 8th of March, at 11am in Neuilly-sur-Seine, thirty works by these painters who came to France at the beginning of the 20th century and who have made the reputation of the expert Charlotte Aguttes-Reynier in this highly targeted segment of the art market, will be presented.
This selection bears witness to the talent of artists such as Lê Phổ, Vu Cao Dam, Mai Trung Thu, Trung Phuc Duyen or Alix Aymé. Their works were at the genesis of a new art, imbued with the richness of traditional Asian arts.
These former students of the Indochina School of Fine Arts will be honoured in sometimes unexpected registers. Thus, two paintings on silk by Lê Phổ depict the seabed. This theme is extremely rare in the artist's work. The fish, often present in Asian culture, are seen in pairs. They evoke marriage and marital bliss, while the koi carp symbolises wealth and success. With a skillful gesture, Lê Phổ retranscribes the subtle transparency of the fins and breathes an aerial movement into the algae.
A magnificent work by Mai Thu, all in restraint, will also be unveiled in a delicate and intimate scene whose accessories, the lacquered wooden box and jewellery decorated with jade, mark the painter's attachment to his Sino-Vietnamese origins. The composition, on the other hand, betrays his Western influences and the result presented to us today will undoubtedly arouse the interest of many collectors and amateurs.
With Maternité, Lê Phổ offers us, thanks to a delicate work on silk, a composition imbued with softness and created in the 1950s, testimony to a pivotal period in his work. This is followed by two works illustrating his so-called Findlay period, the name of the eponymous gallery that represented the artist for many years on the other side of the Atlantic. Lê Phổ sublimates here the art of floral composition, his favourite subject, by his virtuoso mastery of oil painting according to the Western method.LÊ PHỐ (1907-2001)
In this floral register, we will also present the work Glaïeuls by Vu Cao Dam, who here magnifies his subject with the finesse that ink on silk allows.
Then with Maternity, he expresses his admiration for the maternal figure, whose features he retranscribes with almost religious gentleness.
Finally, going back to a more traditional theme, Vu Cao Dam raises with great modernity and in a more western style a magnificent rooster in all the colours.
We will also return to the subject of childhood, dear to Mai Thu, with a charming and tender performance entitled Brother and Sisters.
This exhibition takes place until Friday 5th of March and on appointment.
PEINTRES D’ASIE, ŒUVRES MAJEURES HỌA SĨ CHÂU Á, TÁC PHẨM QUAN TRỌNG 亞洲繪畫，經典傑作
Monday, 8 March 2021, 11am
Aguttes - 164 bis avenue Charles-de-Gaulle - Neuilly-sur-Seine
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Private Exhibition on Appointment
Until Friday, 5 March: 9:30am - 1pm et 2pm - 5:30pm (sauf week-ends)
Charlotte Reynier-Aguttes: firstname.lastname@example.org - +33 (0)1 41 92 06 49
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