Sale art photo Ref. 5648
Colonial Ghost House – Cholon

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A2 (42 x 59cm): $500 -

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“Riders trotted along the arroyo’s banks, surrounded by Chinese sampans and junks. They returned to the Donai ship, unloading goods from docked vessels. Coolies, covered in tarpaulins, stacked crates and barrels. The air smelled of seaports, dust, grain, and tar.”
— Les civilisés by Claude Farrère (1905)
Starting in 1862, as part of its expansion into Asia and China, French colonization bolstered the privileges of Cholon’s Chinese community. The hope was to tap into their extensive sales network. Cholon, the twin city of Saigon, eventually surpassed its sister in both size and population. Additionally, the opium trade—controlled by the French Administration—played a significant role, involving all actors, intermediaries, and consumers within Cholon.

Excerpt from an article written by Quang Lam in the Guide Newspaper – 2013

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Why this print is an artwork for the collectors

  • It is signed by the artist
  • It is printed in limited editions. Number of editions is depending upon the format
  • We use the best ink and fine art papers (Canson, Ilford, Hahnemuhle) for a lifetime quality
  • You will receive a certificate of authenticity