Christie’s: Southeast Asian Pictures’ Letter to Boi Tran Art Gallery in 1999

Christie’s Southeast Asian Pictures Letter

Accompanied as a collector and a consignor by Christie’s on the earliest days in 1999, Boi Tran and Boi Tran Garden (known as Boi Tran Art Gallery) has a heritage and reputation for connoisseurship and exclusive bespoke services for buying and selling art and antiques.

9 December 1999

Ms. Boi Tran

Boi Tran Art Gallery
30 Le Loi

Dear Ms. Boi Tran,

I understand that you have a gallery of Contemporary Vietnamese artists in Hue and since myself is highly interested in the field of the Modern and Contemporary Vietnamese artists I would appreciate very much any information from your kind self. Information like organised exhibitions and artists’ bio data would be very much appreciated.

I hope you could put me on your mailing list so that I could be updated on your exhibitions and artists. Christie’s Singapore is presently holding two Southeast Asian Pictures sales yearly which include a distinctive Vietnamese section. Please let me know if you need any further information on our sale in Singapore.

I very much look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely yours,
Keong Ruoh Ling (Ms.)
Christie’s Singapore
Southeast Asian Pictures Department

Christie’s International Singapore Pte Ltd.
Unit 3, Parklane, Goodwood Park Hotel
22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221
tel (065) 235 3828 fax (065) 235 8128

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