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Dang Xuan Hoa (Vietnamese, b.1959)
LOT ID: 73081
Somebody Happy, 2009

Oil, on canvas.
32 х 40 in. (81.28 x 101.6 cm.)
Signed, lower right front.
Lot description
"Somebody Happy" (2009) is a dynamic oil painting by Dang Xuan Hoa (Vietnam, b. 1959), one of the most important South-East Asian artists of the late 20th Century. His hyper-stylized, figurative paintings possess both urban and at the same time naive, with bold outlines and child-like rendering of anatomy and facial features that are set apart from the deep blue background here by the sophisticated and fresh use of color, line and form. Works such as "Somebody Happy" is a rare with multiple figures are the most sought after paintings by Dang Xuan Hoa. This work measures 32 x 40 inches (80cm x 100cm) is unframed and in perfect condition. A formal certificate of authenticity accompanies this work.

Dang Xuan Hoa was born in Nam Dinh province, Vietnam and graduated from Hanoi College of Fine Arts in 1983. A member of the Vietnamese Fine Art Association, he was the first artist invited to visit the U.S. under the Indochina Arts Project’s visiting artist program his works are included in the collections of the Vietnamese National Fine Art Museum, The Singapore National Fine Art Museum and in various private collections in Asia and abroad. Hoa has exhibited in the USSR International Young Painters Exhibition and the Havana Tercera Biennial in Cuba, and in galleries throughout Vietnam, Singapore, Thailand, the UK, and the US. The artist currently lives and works in Hanoi, Vietnam.
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