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Artworks of Vietnamese-born graffiti artist go on display in Hanoi

Vietnamese French painter Cyril Kongo has opened his first gallery in Hanoi with the ambition of showcasing a range of graffiti pieces to local art lovers.

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Kongo is of both Vietnamese and French descent, with a Vietnamese father and a French mother. He spent his childhood in Ho Chi Minh City before departing the country to spend time in the Democratic Republic of Congo and France.

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He then began his career as a graffiti artist at the age of 18 in France.
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Kongo is one of the few graffiti artists to be selected by some of the world’s leading brands, including Hèrmes, Chanel, Richard Mille, and Maserati, to participate in a number of art projects.

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The opening of his first gallery on Trang Tien Street in Hanoi brings him a step closer to achieving his dream of bringing graffiti art to people in his fatherland.

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A painting sized 2mx2m valued at over VND2 billion serves as the highlight of the exhibition.
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Following are some of Kongo’s artworks that are on show in Hanoi:

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