Ibrahim Hussein, Datuk
Now and Again It Flowers, 1973
Acrylic on canvas 258 x 183 cm diptych
Since its inception in 2011, KL Lifestyle Art Space (KLAS) has remained as the cornerstone of the Malaysian art industry. 777, KLAS’s soon-to-be published 7th Anniversary coffee table book pays homage to seven art masters and senior artists from Malaysia and Singapore. The book explores the technical mastery behind some of the most iconic works by these prominent artists that have been sold and exhibited over the past seven years at KLAS. The book also features soon-to-be exhibited works from the highlighted artists of which some will be available for sale in an exhibition to be held in conjunction with the re-opening of the KLAS’s Bangsar Gallery in Jalan Maarof, Kuala Lumpur in January 2019. A musthave book for all art aficionados. Following the success of the launch of Khalil Ibrahim: The Art Journey coffee table book officiated by Tan Sri Kamarul Ariffin, 777 expands further on his works from figure study, study of movements, East Coast figure study and more. As a renowned modernist, Khalil’s early nude drawings offer wilful non- uniformity of detail. To the discerning eye, a look at Khalil Ibrahim’s nudes would provoke thought in deciding if the intent was more whimsical or provocative. In 777, we explore the depths of the evolution of his sketches to some of the most important series in the Malaysian art scene. Beyond the artworks by the late Khalil Ibrahim, the book will highlight the artworks sold and soon-to-be exhibited at KLAS from Latiff Mohidin, Datuk Ibrahim Hussein, Datuk Syed Ahmad Jamal, Yusof Ghani, Chen Wen Hsi, Cheong Soo Pieng and more. This month, we shine the spotlight on some of the artists featured in the KLAS 777 Anniversary book along with some of their prized masterpieces.