How Vietnamese artists offer hope during the Covid 19 Crisis

Available in : Vietnamese

 

August 26.2021

 

Eighty well known painters such as Huong Duong, Luu Cong Nhan, Le Trieu Dien, Thanh Chuong, and others have sold part of their paintings online and raised more than VND1 billion (around $44,000) to purchase more beds and ventilators for a clinic in District 5, needed as Covid 19 rage in Ho Chi Minh City since few months.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many artists not only donated paintings, but also frames and postage. According to the organizers, many paintings were sold at reasonable prices that did not truly reflect their market value to raise funds for the hospital. The auction proceeds were used to purchase 20 resuscitation beds, two ventilators, and ten wheelchairs for a field hospital in District 5. Following the delivery of the sold paintings, the remaining funds would be used to fund scholarships for low-income students and Covid-19 patients. Several online art exhibitions have recently taken place to raise funds for Covid-19 affected families. Bui Fine Arts Center also held an online auction of more than 20 paintings at the end of June, with artists volunteering to donate 10-100 percent of their painting’s value. The money was donated to the HCMC Hospital for Tropical Diseases. Xeo Chu, the well-known 14-year-old Vietnamese art prodigy, also auctioned off an NFT painting last week, raising more than VND500 million ($22,000) for college students affected by the pandemic Covid 19.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Available in : Vietnamese

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