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.