This enhanced exposition of Southeast Asian Pictures includes an entire section dedicated to the first President of the Republic of Vietnam , Ngo Dinh Diem. Of particular notice to those who are interested in Cambodia is the drawing featuring a youthful Prince Sihanouk. Apparently, that particular border is a long-running issue.
A special selection of paintings by Svay Ken, septuagenarian master of Khmer oil painting, will be found in our Cambodia section. Lok Ken continues to paint prolifically and his style is continuously changing. He was the subject of a recent article in "Asian Art Link" magazine and a solo show, the subject of which is his relationship with the late Ingrid Muan, will open January 29th at Reyum Gallery in Phnom Penh
With great thanks to Mr. Min Wae Aung, renowned artist and proprietor of Yangon's New Treasure Gallery, we're pleased to present a selection of historical paintings from his private collection.
An upgraded version of Southeast Asian Pictures is now online. An important number of new paintings will be added to this growing archive in the forthcoming week. Please feel invited to contact us to fill any missing or erroneous information, interesting stories or a simple appreciation note. Enjoy!
Today marks the liberation of Phnom Penh from the Khmer Rouge by the Vietnamese army and its allies. A soldier named Duy Lan was there at that time and decided to picture this moment on paper; A Week After Liberation was created.
Welcome to Southeast Asian pictures! What you will see in this site is the result of hours and hours of dedicated work to offer an on line archive to the public of my private collection. As you will discover while browsing the various sections of this website, my main interest in acquiring pieces of art is the story they tell regarding history. Various notes and stories are attached to the paintings, information that I have regrouped coming from books and friends I've made during those exciting years as a collector.
Enough with the speech, let the art speak to you...