Four paintings sold at auction in aid of Nepal

Writer: 
Pyae Sone Nay Win
One of the four paintings put up for auction. (Photo – Supplied)

Four paintings were put up for auction from May 18 to 23 to raise funds in support of quake victims in Nepal.

A paper art painting by artist Htwe Aung Lwin and three paintings by artist Chaw Su Htwe were up for auction via Lynn Whut Hmone’s Facebook account. The opening bid for Htwe Aung Lwin’s painting started at Ks 30,000 (US$30) and Ks 10,000 (US$10) each for Chaw Su Htwe’s paintings.

“Ma Lynn Whut Hmone told us that she’s seeking donations for the Nepal earthquake victims and we wanted to participate with our own artistic skills. I’m planning to auction off another painting. I will donate all the proceeds from the auction,” said Htwe Aung Lwin. 

“I have been collecting donations by auctioning off items on a [Facebook] page. Ko Htwe Aung Lwin said he wanted to participate so we organised this art auction programme. If other artists want to donate, we will continue to hold such kind of auctions. The proceeds from the auction will be added to the donations to the Red Cross’s relief efforts in earthquake-hit areas in Nepal,” said Lynn Whut Hmone.

The auction winners were announced on May 24.