Galeri Prima, Balai Berita Bangsar
31, Jalan Riong, 59100 Bangsar,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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1 - 11 November 2017, 10am - 7pm daily

Galeri Prima, Balai Berita Bangsar 
31, Jalan Riong, 59100 Bangsar, 
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Sunday, 12 November, 1:30PM
Galeri Prima NSTP, Balai Berita, 31, Jalan Riong, 59100 Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur


Galeri Prima, Balai Berita Bangsar, 31, Jalan Riong, 59100 Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur 1 Nov – 11 Nov 2017, 10am – 7pm, daily


Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers Malaysian and Southeast Asian works of art auction will be held on 12 November, featuring more than 140 lots of outstanding works. Patrick Ng Kah Onn’s The Dancer, 1964 will be offered as one of the major highlights of the sale. The work is filled with unique character, dominated in a rich palette of earthy colours, and is a striking example of the artist’s capability to express the effects of light, with a variety of strokes and textures. Born in 1932, Kuala Lumpur, Patrick Ng Kah Onn was a member and sometime president of the Wednesday Art Group. He received his education at Hammersmith College of Art London in 1964, and Wimbledon and Southlands College of Education in London in 1966.

Dato Mohd Hoessein Enas’s rare masterpiece, titled Death of Tin Mining (Puchong Tragedy), 1985 will be offered for the first time in auction. Through this piece, the artist has achieved a poignant work that contemplates upon environmental concerns. Portrait of a nude, also by Dato Hoessein Enas was painted in 1977. The softness of the lady’s features, and beautiful contours of the face are painted delicately in luminous and fresh colours.

Sourced from a private collection in US, Khalil Ibrahim’s iconic 1987 work from the East Coast Series pays homage to Kelantan’s rich cultural heritage and traditions of local fisheries. Another important piece by Khalil, titled Reclining Nude 1964, was painted in the same year which the artist received his diploma from St Martin’s School of Art in London, England.

Ibrahim Hussein’s paper works ranging from years 1987, 1995 and 1999 will be offered in this sale. The artist’s signature style, composed from a system of intricate lines is evident in these works.

In the Nanyang category, My Daughter, My Pianist is a sensitive portrayal of Kuo Ju Ping’s daughter. The work is documented in published literature by the Penang State Art Gallery. Yong Mun Sen’s watercolour landscape, Khaw Sia’s well known orchids, and Chia Yu Chian’s The Ban Po Thar Pagoda' At 'Keh Lok See Temple, Penang' 1967 will be featured.

Making his second appearance in Henry Butcher Art Auction, Cheong Laitong’s rare early masterpiece dated 1969 encapsulates the experiences of the period. Lim Kim Hai’s exceptional work Dropouts, 1988 features his signature apples and alternating bands, with harmonious variations of light and dark tones.

Abstract masterpieces include Awang Damit Ahmad's highly sought after Essence of Culture series dated 1988 and a contemplative work from the Iraga (The North-East Wind) series dated 2006. Other important abstract works include Tajuddin Ismail Dato's Gridscape III, Dato' Sharifah Syed Zubir's outstanding work on canvas, Suzlee Ibrahim's Pangkor Series and Fauzin Mustafa's 1994 Semangat Bumi series.

A magnificent work by Zulkfli Yusoff dated 1995 will be offered for the first time in auction. The work bears influences from the critically acclaimed The Power series, and is rendered in intricate detail in rich colours.

The batik segment will include a refined work by Ismail Mat Hussin’s dated 2009 titled Permainan Gasing. Hailing from a private collection in Australia, two batik works by Malaysia’s father of batik art Dato’ Chuah Thean Teng's titled Boy and Buffalo and Indonesian Houses will be presented in the sale.

Contemporary art is well represented, with many cutting edge works reflecting on the social and political turmoil of our times. Samsudin Wahab’s Operation Cast Lead, Ahmad Zakii’s Untitled (Still Life), Hamir Soib's Mind Blower, Kow Leong Kiang Bali Series, Malay Girl Series, Anthonie Chong, Hamidi Hadi’s, Jeri Azhari, Husin Hourmain and Umibaizurah Mahir.

Also presented is a special selection of paintings from Indonesia, including an arresting work by Heri Dono, titled The Dialog between Prince Diponegoro and Governor General Daendels, which expresses his interpretation on history and social issues of Indonesia. Other highlights include works by Kartika Affandi, FX Harsono, Jeihan Sukmantoro, Nyoman Gunarsa, Otto Djaya and S. Dwi Stya@ Acong.

The sale also introduces works from leading artists in Singapore such as second generation abstract painter Choy Weng Yang, distinguished sculptor Kumari Nahappan, established artist P. Gnana, and international award winning and multi-disciplinary artist Robert Zhao.

Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers will feature a diverse array of Southeast Asian works comprising both modern masters and contemporary artists, featuring works by Robert Langenegger, Krijono, Erik Pauhrizi, Farhad Hussain, Neil Manalo, Dandung B. Kahono, Jeho Bitancor, Noel Pama, Faizin, Rudy Mardijanto.

In the emerging artist’s category, exciting works by Sabihis Md Pandi, Pangrok Sulap, Haslin Ismail, Justin Lim, Lim Keh Soon, Gan Tee Sheng, Cheong Kiet Cheng, Anisa Abdullah, Aely Manaf, Ismail Alwi, Donald Abraham, Fendy Zakri, Edroger Rosili and Janiz Chan are available in the sale.

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