Vintage Asian is an art, design and culture blog. An online gallery of vintage Asian design, oriental antiques and art, and retro Asian culture - music, fashion, film. Curated by hand. Memories of memories - each item in the collection has a story. Browse to start the remembering process.

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Bang Bang, My Baby Shot Me Down

Bang Bang, My Baby Shot Me Down

And out of the wreckage… This tower of a sculpture dominates the courtyard of the War Museum in Hanoi. The sculptor assembled the ruins of American and French planes, shot down or captured by the Vietnamese soldiers, into one composite nose dive. A life-size black and white photo showcases a female Viet Cong soldier dragging...
The Art of War

The Art of War

Move. This couple swept me off my feet along with them. Dramatic sculptures dot Hanoi. Sharp Cubist angles of and sense of movement sweep through the monuments. The Soviets were masters of conveying movement. This was a cornerstone of socialist art – a sense of progress, motion, striding forward. The art of North Vietnam carried...