‘The Painting Can Be Fake, But Not the Feeling’: An Overview of the Vietnamese Market Through the Lens of Fake, Forgery and Copy Paintings

TTU-ISR Working Paper 1803; Thanh Tay University (Hanoi)

43 Pages Posted: 5 Jan 2020

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Ho Manh Toan

Thanh Tay University

Thu-Trang Vuong

Vuong & Associates; Sciences Po, Students

Manh-Toan Ho

Vuong & Associates; Phenikaa University, Center for Interdisciplinary Social Research, Students; Thanh Tay University

Hong Kong Nguyen

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Students; Toan Viet Info Service

Tung Ho

Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences - Institute of Philosophy; Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Students

Quan Hoang Vuong

Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) - Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management; Phenikaa University

Date Written: May 31, 2018

Abstract

A work of Vietnamese art crossed a million-dollar mark in the international art market in early 2017. The event was reluctantly seen as a sign of maturity from the Vietnamese art amidst the many existing problems. Even though the Vietnamese media has discussed the issues enthusiastically, there is a lack of literature from the Vietnamese academics examining the subject, and even rarer in from the market perspective. This paper aims to contribute an insightful perspective on the Vietnamese art market, and hesitantly the Vietnamese art as well, through the lens of fake, forgery and copy artworks. 35 cases of fake, forgery and copy paintings were found on the news and from the experts' wisdom. Through the examples, we argue that the Vietnamese art market is a temporary reaction to the immaturely rising of the Vietnamese art and the economy. Therefore, the art market is unable to function healthily unless the Vietnamese art and the economy developed.

Keywords: Vietnamese Art, Vietnamese Art Market, Vietnamese Artist, Fake Painting, Forgery Artwork, Plagiarism Art

JEL Classification: D31, D53, Z11

Suggested Citation

Toan, Ho Manh and Vuong, Thu-Trang and Ho, Manh-Toan and Nguyen, Hong Kong and Ho, Tung and Vuong, Quan Hoang, ‘The Painting Can Be Fake, But Not the Feeling’: An Overview of the Vietnamese Market Through the Lens of Fake, Forgery and Copy Paintings (May 31, 2018). TTU-ISR Working Paper 1803; Thanh Tay University (Hanoi), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3187826 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3187826

Ho Manh Toan

Thanh Tay University

Hanoi
Vietnam

Thu-Trang Vuong

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Manh-Toan Ho

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Phenikaa University, Center for Interdisciplinary Social Research, Students ( email )

Hanoi
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Thanh Tay University ( email )

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Vietnam

Hong Kong Nguyen

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Students ( email )

Beppu
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Toan Viet Info Service ( email )

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Vietnam

Tung Ho

Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences - Institute of Philosophy ( email )

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Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Students ( email )

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