Art Collector Profile

February 4, 2012

Agung Rai

From a Vendor to be a Great Painting Collector



Now Agung Rai is one of  great painting collector in Bali, even in Indonesia, with some art galleries and an art museum. At his galleries and museum we can enjoy hundreds of various kinds of paintings from many famous artists be  Indonesian especially Balinesse  and foreigner especially European.   They are, for instance, Affandi, Made Wianta, Ida Bagus Made Poleng, Anak Agung Gde Sobrat, Antonio Blanco, Arie Smith, Rudolf  Bonnet, Le Mayeur, William Gerard Hofker, etc. His art museum, Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA) become a center of cultural activities in Bali, such as painting exibhition, art performance, theatre, art workshop and seminar.


Oei Hong Djien, Collector-cum Curator

Whoever wants to understand Indonesian painters and their works it should be better to know this figure: Oei Hong Djien. Yes, the name of Oei Hong Djien is synonymous with the world of paintings. And his wide knowledge on paintings, especially Indonesian paintings, is admitted nationally and internationally. Oei is Indonesian prominent art collector-cum curator.





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