Lot 125

Tay Bak Koi
b. Singapore, 1939 - d. 2005

Kampong Houses
On The River
, 1974;
, undated

signed (lower right);
signed (lower left)
ink and gouache on paper
46 x 49cm; 15 x 29cm

Private collection, Selangor

ESTIMATE RM 7,000 – 12,000
On offer here are a set of ink and gouache which both illustrate a peaceful setting. Kampong Houses On The River depicts a serene village view with a few beautifully rested boats parked on the center. Another piece depicts two figures enjoying each other’s company and the riverscape.

Tay Bak Koi, who studied at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 1957-1960, worked in the Nanyang Style. The son of a seafood wholesaler, he had his first solo of 40 works at the Singapore National Library in 1964. In October 1996, The Art Gallery Penang hosted a solo for him, In Harmony With Nature.