LOT 16 | Auction XXXV


LOT 16


B. Johor, 1940

Fishermen, 1964

Signed and dated “Hui Chian 1964” on lower right

Pastel on paper

17 x 75 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 2,500 – RM 4,000


Chia Hui Chian followed the footsteps of his infamous brother, Chia Yu Chian and produced this captivating work. While sharing the same blood, both brothers do not share the same artistic style. Meanwhile, Chia brings attention to the subjects by painting them with bright colours of yellows and greens. Perhaps the muted, earthy colours were used to depict the hardships faced by the subjects.