SYED AHMAD JAMAL, DATUK
b. Johor, 1929 - d. Kuala Lumpur, 2011
SET UNTUK KERIS I, 2007
Signed and dated 'A 07' (lower right), Inscribed 'set untuk 'KERIS'' (lower left)
Mixed media on paper
18cm x 27cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur.
ESTIMATE RM 7,000 - 10,000
PRICE REALISED RM 11,500
|An all-encompassing artist, art educator, writer and cultural observer, Datuk Syed Ahmad Jamal was also a product designer; illustrator for various book covers, cards and posters; graphic designer who had created logos for National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur and Malaysian Artists Association; and theatre set designer. On offer here is a sketch by the late artist who was an artistic director for a theatre set titled Keris directed by National Laureate Datuk Syed Alwi Syed Hassan (1930 – 2008) which was held at Auditorium Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, Kuala Lumpur in 2007. The highly acclaimed musical was not the first theatre set designed by Datuk Syed Ahmad Jamal as he had been working closely with Datuk Syed Alwi Syed Hassan since the productions of Lela Mayang (1968), Desaria (1978) and Z.OO-M1984 (1984).
Syed Ahmad Jamal: Pelukis, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, 2009.