Lot 135

Long Thien Shih
b. Selangor, 1946

Deformation No. 1, 1968

signed (lower right)
etching in colours, printed in Paris Atelier 17
39 x 29cm (plate), edition 14 of 40

Private collection, Kuala Lumpur

ESTIMATE RM 1,800 – 3,600

This print work by veteran artist Long Thien Shih consists of interlocking weaves of patterns in flamboyant colours, it was made in the prestigious Atelier 17 studio, Paris. Long Thien Shih won a French government scholarship to study art in 1966 and was enrolled in the internationally renowned printmaking studio Atelier 17, founded by Stanley William Hayter, a prominent figure in British Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism. He then attended Atelier de Lithographic at Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France from 1967 to 1969. He obtained a Masters in Fine Art majoring in printmaking from the prestigious Royal College of Art, London (1969-1972). He presented a retrospective exhibition titled Man Of The Times at National Art Gallery, Malaysia in 2014. In 2018, he participated in a group exhibition titled The Art Of Printmaking: Lasting Impressions, which was held at Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur.