Auction on Suu Kyi’s artwork cancelled
A fund raising auction on the artwork of State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi has been cancelled after people requested to keep it at the museums as a historic treasure.
The picture was drawn in 2009 with watercolor and pastel when the Nobel laureate was under house arrest by former regime and Suu Kyi turned her difficult days into an art form by illustrating metal mesh fencing, security guard hut, Ina Lake and a fish in her piece.
The auction was initially planned to be held on November 25 at Sedona Hotel to raise the fund for Daw Khin Kyi Foundation, which was established in 2010 by Suu Kyi in loving memory of her late mother.
The foundation authorities decided to raise the fund by selling T-shirt and mug printed the picture rather than auctioning the invaluable historic artwork of Suu Kyi.
Though the auction is canceled, a charity dinner will be held instead on the same date and at the same place.
Suu Kyi’s picture will be exhibited at the event as well and a T-shirt signed by the state counsellor will be auctioned at the dinner with the opening price one million kyat.
Daw Khin Kyi Foundation is promoting health, education and living standards of the people of Myanmar.