Works by Vietnam 's pioneer artist Le Pho are among the highest priced items listed at an autumn sale in Hong Kong by the Larasati Auctioneers showing on November 26.

Two of the artist's works appear at the sale, Hoa Hop (Harmony), an oil on canvas at 114.3 by 146cm and Hoa Tulip Do va Vang Thau (Red and Golden Tulip Flowers), an oil on masonite at 81 by 54cm. Though the works are not of his typical style, the earlier (Hoa Hop) coming from Wally Findlay Galleries in Palm Beach, Florida, is going at the starting price of 44,800-57,600 USD.

At the same auction, Dang Xuan Hoa's painting Suy Tu (Thinking), an oil on canvas at 60 by 80cm is available at 7,000 -10,200 USD.

The sale will showcase works by other Southeast Asian artists such as S. Sudjojono and Srihadi Soedarsono, Nyoman Masriadi, Ay Tjoe Christine and Jumaldi Alfi.

Born in Vietnam on August 2, 1907, Le Pho began studying art at a young age.

He first studied at L'Ecole des Beaux-Arts of Hanoi from 1925 to 1930, and then at L'Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris the following two years.

Le Pho stayed in France and died in 2001. /.