“I gave in to the temptation and bought a fascinating painting in Bulgaria, one that seems to embody the collective spirit of Bulgarian villages; it is so warm and full of compassion”, told us the Chinese writer Mo Yan, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2012, in his official speech yesterday as he accepted the Doctor Honoris Causa degree conferred to him by Sofia University.
24 Chasa learned this was a canvas by the painter Vili Nikolov whose latest solo exhibition is in the Minerva gallery, located in a renowned hotel in the capital city.
“Since I am one of his art collectors, I am convinced that this artist will achieve world fame”. “Today, we are buying just one painting; who knows how much it will appreciate in 100 years? Millions!”, I quipped to my daughter.
“His paintings are magnificent. When I go back to China, I will write something specially about him” promised Mo Yan.