Vietnam's dai gia on display

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An overview portray of 12 Vietnamese big chesses, to open on January 17 in Hanoi

A special exhibition featuring paintings of dai gia, a Vietnamese term used to indicate a rich person or "big cheese," will run from January 17 to February 4 in Hanoi, The Thao & Van Hoa newspaper reported.

Titled Dai gia Viet Nam (The big cheeses of Vietnam), the event includes 12 paintings of Vietnamese big cheeses completed by 12 different young local artists, who accessorized the portraits with luxurious cars, private aircrafts, palaces, expensive and exotic pets and beautiful women, the newspaper said.

The exhibition will be held at the Fine Arts Exhibition House in Hanoi and is expected to give an overview of the daily lives of the celebrated super rich, such as with whom they are in love, where they go for recreation, their hometowns and what they have done to become so wealthy, according to The Thao & Van Hoa.

Dai gia or big cheeses are new to Vietnam, and dai gia gossip has become a hot topic for local media and everyday people.

The Fine Arts Exhibition House is located on 16 Ngo Quyen Street in Hanoi.

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