Vietnamese propaganda posters on display in Hanoi

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(L-R) Italian artist Richard di San Marzano, Mekong Artists Company director Linh Huyen and Dominic Scriven at an exhibition on Vietnamese propaganda posters at the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum in Hanoi. Photo credit: Tuoi Tre

Vietnam’s propaganda posters from the 1950s to early 1980s are on display at Hanoi-based Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, Tuoi Tre reported. 
The exhibition entitled “The Revolutionary Spirit”, which opened on January 8, features around 70 propaganda posters and 33 stamps recalling the work and spirit of Vietnamese women and North Vietnam’s soldiers. 
It remains open until November 19 at 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, according to the newspaper. 
The propaganda posters and stamps were collected by Dominic Scriven, a founder and director of Dragon Capital, the country’s first and largest foreign investment fund. 
Scriven came to Vietnam in 1990 and became a student in Hanoi one year later. 
Since then he has been collecting Vietnamese propaganda posters. He founded Dogma Collection, a gallery opened mainly to display some of the art from his growing collection. 
After meeting Italian artist Richard di San Marzano, who has since accompanied him in developing Dogma Collection, Scriven gave away his annual Dogma Prize in Self-Portraiture, which is aimed at inspiring local artists to improve the art of creating self-portraits as well as to encourage young talents over the age of 18.

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