Opening Night

2 April 2014, 7pm


Exhibition Details

3 April – 12 April 2014


Opening Hours

11am to 7pm


Auction Day

Sunday 13 April 2014, 1 pm
Sime Darby Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur

Online Catalogue

The long awaited fine art auction by Henry Butcher is finally here. A stellar line-up of contemporary giants will lead the auction at Sime Darby Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur on Sunday 13 April 2014, alongside an exceptional assembly of rediscovered gems by leading Malaysian and Southeast Asian artists. The sale will feature seminal works of prime significance and excellent provenance by important Nanyang masters, Southeast Asian superstars, batik art maestros, as well as young and emerging talents, covering a variety of media from oil and acrylic on canvas and board, watercolour and ink on paper, to etchings, photographs and sculptures.

Under the limelight is a monumental piece by mixed media collage genius Ahmad Shukri Mohamed titled Warning! Tapir Crossing. Urban Realist Ahmad Zakii Anwar is represented by one of his earliest and most important works titled Kebyar. Among the highlight pieces by important Malaysian contemporary artists includes Perimeter II by Wong Perng Fey, Interior Series by Mastura Abdul Rahman, Evening Falls by Eric Chan, Malay Girl Series by Kow Leong Kiang and Bundle Boy (Immigrant Series) by Wong Hoy Cheong. Captured in a quiet reposed setting, Girl at Study by Lee Cheng Yong illustrates a voluptuous female figure in an ivory dress sitting on a stool at her study desk. Also on offer is a rare and early large work by Ho Khay Beng titled Threshing. Championing the stylised figurative motif, works by Tew Nai Tong and Khoo Sui Hoe are featured in this collection too. Brilliantly captured in vibrant colours and details, rare gems by Nanyang pioneers Yong Mun Sen, Kuo Ju Ping, Chia Yu Chian, Lee Joo For and Tan Choon Ghee provide windows for the viewer to rejoice in the Malayan scenery and landscape from the 1950s and 60s in all its glory.

Hailing from private collections in Indonesia and Singapore are important works by Indonesian pioneer artists Affandi, Popo Iskandar, Dullah, Koempoel Soejatno, as well as Balinese artists Nyoman Gunarsa and Ni Gusti Agung Galuh. Exciting works by Southeast Asian contemporary superstars such as I Nyoman Masriadi, Dede Eri Supria, Heri Dono, FX Harsono, Olan Ventura, Winner Jumalon and Juanito Torres adds to this stellar line-up of Southeast Asian repertoire. Batik art is represented by exceptional pieces by Dato’ Chuah Thean Teng, Ismail Mat Hussin and Seah Kim Joo. Collectors can also look forward to a number of Chinese Ink works featuring Chen Wen Hsi, Huang Yao, Chuk Mor, Lim Tze Peng and Le Chek Wen. Making their first appearances at auction are two artists who have made tremendous contribution towards the landscape of Malaysian art. Fauzan Omar, a pioneer in mixed media collage, is represented with an early piece titled Luminosity Corolla 3, while Mazli Mat Som’s 1964 Gadis Melayu is a rare find as his works only comes to the market once in a blue moon.

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