Lot 089

Azman Yusof, Dato’
b. Kelantan, 1955

Untitled, 2013

signed and dated (lower right)
mixed media on cardboard
120 x 89cm

Private collection, Selangor

ESTIMATE RM 15,000 – 28,000

The scent of a woman with the allure of some revealing flesh, back turned for a certain demure quality, as she apparently gets up with the sarong, the Malay tapestry of seduction, slipping oh so gently. The tousled hair adds to the seductive quality, while the sarong is held up with one hand like a peek-a-boo prop. The mood is good for a dance… and it brings to mind Kylie Minoque’s 2000 hit song, On A Night Like This. The lyrics of the chorus refrain goes like this:

On a night like this
I wanna stay forever, stay forever
On a night like this
Just want to be together
The romance of the moment adds:
You kiss me, I’m falling
It’s your name I’m calling
You touch me, I want you
Feels like I’ve always known you.

Dato’ Azman Yusof is one of the founders of the legendary Creative Enterprise, which started the Golden Age of Comicdom. It was established in 1976 together with Jaafar Taib, Meow Shariman Meor Hassan a.k.a. Mishar and Zainal Buang Hussein, and the early publications were Murni and Bambino, an then the Gila Gila humour magazine. He is a leading cartoonist and illustrator for Malaysian comics and novels. He started by illustrating for Amier Enterprise, which published the magazines Love Story and Sarina, and contributed the Fold-Fold posters and calendars like Malay Warrior 5 Brothers. In painting, he works in oil, acrylic, watercolours and airbrush. For his skills in portraiture, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah of Selangor made him a Royal painter on March 18, 2010.