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Lot 099

KHALIL IBRAHIM
b. Kelantan, 1934

EAST COAST SERIES , 1992

Signed and dated 'Khalil Ibrahim 92' (lower right)
Watercolour on paper
29cm x 36cm

PROVENANCE
Private collection, Penang.


ESTIMATE  RM 7,000 - 10,000
PRICE REALISED  RM 13,526.40

 

Khalil Ibrahim’s iconic East Cost series dated 1992 is on offer featuring women in colourful sarong at work by the beach. Women’s participation in fishing is evident in the east coast states of Kelantan and Terengganu and they fish mainly from the shore or in shallow protected waters using simple hand-operated gears such as hooks and lines, scoop nets or traps.
 

Khalil Ibrahim graduated with a National Diploma of Design in Fine Arts at the prestigious St. Martin’s School of Art and Design in London in 1964 (post-graduate in 1965). He turned into a full-time artist in 1966. Khalil was a co-founder of the Malaysian Watercolour Society and had his first double solo of London works and Malaysian batiks at Samat Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur in 1970. That year, he also had a solo exhibition in Indonesia, the first Malaysian to have done so. He has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Switzerland and his works have been collected by the National Museum in Singapore, Fukuoka Museum of Art in Japan, New South Wales Museum of Art in Sydney and the Royal National Art Gallery of Jordan.