13:52 | 29/03/2016 Society
Vietnam’s most remarkable and charismatic artists, will be showcased at “The Streets Without Phai, Phai Without the Streets” exhibition at the five-star Apricot Hotel in Hanoi on April 14.
His artworks will complement the hotel’s permanent collection of original Vietnamese artworks.
The hotel will display seven of Phai’s paintings, alongside an array of works illustrating Hanoi’s streets by renowned Vietnamese artists who followed in Phai’s footsteps.
With his actual signature at the heart of each work, Phai’s paintings mark a radical departure from his well-known portrayals of Hanoi’s streets and are credited with fuelling an artistic signature painting movement.
“Phai’s signature paintings have never been on display in public before, and reveal a different, lesser known yet substantially more complex side to the most illustrious of all Vietnamese modern painters,” said Apricot hotel’s manager Phuong Nam Nguyen, in a statement.
She said the exhibition answered a demand from contemporary travelers for a culturally enriching hotel experience that delved into the profound depths of Vietnamese art and culture.
Nguyen said Phai’s signature paintings were created in the last few years of his life between 1984 and 1987 as Vietnam introduced major economic reforms that opened its doors to the world./.