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Lot 007

b. Kedah, 1962

Ayam, 1997

Signed and dated ‘Zulkifli Yusoff 97’ (lower left);
signed, dated and titled ‘Zulkifli Yusoff 1997 Ayam’ (reverse)
Mixed media on canvas
90.3cm x 90.4cm

Collection of The Art Gallery, Penang.

Zulkifli Yusoff: A Historical Survey 1996 to 2009,
Art Salon @ SENI, Kuala Lumpur, 16 January -
20 March 2010, illustrated on catalogue, page 13.
Zulkifli Yusoff - Powerful Dialogue, The Art Gallery,
Penang, 11 - 30 June 2000, illustrated on catalogue,
page 48.

ESTIMATE  RM 7,000 - 10,000
‘Ayam’, the obnoxious character is portrayed as hypocritical and shallow as Professor Kangkong, another character in Zulkifli Yusoff’s ‘Hall of Infamy’. An installation and sculptural artist to begin with, he returned to painting Daumier-like socio-political criticisms of the day. The distorted human figures shown in the buff look like new versions of Satu Hari Di Bumi Larangan masterpiece of Zulkifli Dahalan.

Graduated from UiTM (Universiti Teknologi MARA), Zulkifli furthered his studies at Manchester Polytechnic, England in 1991. One of the best contemporary artists in Malaysia, Zulkifli works with various mediums in the forms of drawing, painting, sculpture and installation. He has received numerous awards including the Major Award in the Young Contemporary Artists Competition in 1988 and 1989; the Second Place in the 6th International Sand Sculpture Competition in Hong Kong; The Grand Minister’s Prize in the Third Salon Malaysia in 1992. He was also selected to participate in the First Asia Pacific Triennial of Contempary Art, Brisbane in 1993. He is now an Associate Professor at Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris in Tanjung Malim, Perak.
East Asian Art Today, Roeder Publications, 1992.
Powerful Dialogue: The Art of Zulkifli Yusoff, The Art Gallery, Penang, 2000.
Zulkifli Yusoff: Icons, Wei-Ling Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, 2008.
Zulkifli Yusoff: A Historical Survey, 1996-2009, Art Salon@SENI, Kuala Lumpur and The Art Gallery, Penang, 2010.