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Lot 015

AHMAD KHALID YUSOF
b. Kuala Lumpur, 1934-1997

HIKAYAT SERIBU SATU MALAM, 1995

Signed and dated ‘Ahmad Khalid 1995’ (reverse)
Acrylic on canvas
89cm x 89cm

PROVENANCE
Private collection, Selangor;
acquired directly from the artist.


ESTIMATE  RM 18,000 - 25,000
PRICE REALISED  RM 44,000
This painting marks a departure from Ahmad Khalid Yusof’s usual serene-scapes of frittered khat calligraphy which was his trademark style from 1971. Here, he deals with the fantasy realm of a place inspired by the fabled Arabian 1001 Nights saga, painting only the facade of perhaps a mysterious place but not what goes on within. The magical nocturnal ambience is marked by the moss-green sheen complimented by bright orange and red tones and short lines and dots replace his usual Jawi scribbles.

Ahmad Khalif Yusof received his art eduction at Winchester School of Art, England from 1965 to 1969 and Ohio State University, USA in 1976. He was the founding President of Malaysian Artists Association (PPM) in 1979. He served at ITM School of Art and Design as a lecturer for 19 years and received the Excellence Award for ITM Staff. He also served in the Board of Trustees of National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur between 1989 and 1991.


REFERENCE
55 Years & Beyond, Banker’s Club, Kuala Lumpur, 1991.
Alif Ba Ta Riwayat Hidup Ahmad Khalid Yusof, Zakaria Ali, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, 2004.