Lot 133

Ibrahim Hussein, Datuk
b. Kedah, 1936 - d. Kuala Lumpur, 2009

Untitled, 2000

signed and dated (bottom)
ink on paper
8 x 9.5cm

Private collection, Kuala Lumpur

ESTIMATE RM 4,000 – 8,000

With a few quick squiggles, this drawing celebrates an intimate moment. Even his trademark curvilinear parallel lines are used short and sparingly.

Datuk Ibrahim Hussein took part in the 1970 Venice Biennale through the Smithsonian Institute workshop. In 1977, he was featured in the tripartite simultaneous exhibition in Kuwait, which also featured works of Andy Warhol and Salvador Dali. In 1984, he won the Monte Carlo 18th International Exhibition of Contemporary Art. He was accorded a Retrospective by the National Art Gallery Malaysia in 1986. He graduated from the Byam Shaw School of Drawing and Painting (1959-1963), and the Royal Academy in London (1963-1966), after studying at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore in 1956 (less than a year only). His awards include the Anugerah Tokoh Terbilang (2007), the Japan Foundation Cultural Award (1988), the Order of Andres Bello of Venezuela (1993). He set up the Ibrahim Museum and Cultural Foundation in Langkawi in 2000 and celebrated it with the Langkawi International Festival of Arts. He also organised the Club Med Asian Arts Festival in Cherating (Pahang) and Bali.