Lot 130

Abdul Latiff Mohidin
b. Negeri Sembilan, 1941

Nocturno, 1969

signed and dated (lower right)
etching and aquatint with embossing
edition 3 of 9, 19 x 16cm (plate)

Private collection, Kuala Lumpur

ESTIMATE RM 10,000 – 18,000

Abdul Latiff Mohidin is a poet, painter, printmaker and sculptor. He received his education at Hochschule fur Bildende Kunste in Germany, studied printmaking at Atelier La Courriere in France and Pratt Graphic Centre in New York, USA. He received honours and awards such as the Malaysia’s National Literary Prize and the Southeast Asian’s Writer’s Award in 1984. Hailed as a ‘boy wonder’ by the local press when he held his first solo at the Kota Raja Malay School in 1951 at the age of ten, he has come a long way to earn himself the distinction of being one of the leading modern Southeast Asian artists. From the monumental and arresting Pago-Pago to the dynamic and perpetual Gelombang, Latiff never fail to surprise us with fresh ideas in every series.