Online art auction raises over VND500 million for COVID-19 battle

Tuesday, 2020-04-14 16:57:42
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An art work put up for auction under the programme. (Photo: Hanoimoi)
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NDO – More than VND500 million (US$21,415) has been collected from a recent art auction programme, jointly organised by An Ninh Thu Do (Capital Security) newspaper and Indochine Art JSC, to support frontline medical workers in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Launched on March 27, the programme received an enthusiastic response from artists through the donation of many valuable art works, 65 of which were selected by the organising committee for auction.

After six online auction sessions from March 29 to April 9, successful transactions were concluded for 46 works, raking in more than half a billion in total proceeds.

From tomorrow (April 15), An Ninh Thu Do newspaper and Indochine Art JSC will present the aforementioned amount and the remaining 19 paintings (worth over VND500 million) to six frontline hospitals and medical units of the country and particularly in Hanoi, including the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases, Bach Mai Hospital, the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, the Hanoi Centre for Disease Control, the Me Linh General Hospital, and the Hanoi Police Hospital.

Regarding the Hanoi Centre for Disease Control, the organising committee will present four US rapid testing machines, worth VND25 million (US$1,071) each, instead of cash.

The work "Spring Coulds" by Ngo Dang Hiep. (Photo: Hanoimoi)

The work "Girl and flowerpecker" by Le Thi Kim Xuan. (Photo: Hanoimoi)