Lot 2 | Auction XXXV




B. Johor, 1929 – 2011

Study For Public Sculpture, 1999

Signed and dated “AJ 99” on lower left

Pen on paper

28 x 40 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

Illustrated in the soon to be published “777, Celebrating 7 Illustrious Years at KLAS” coffee table book published by KLAS in February 2019

RM 12,000 – RM 18,000


Preceding the Study for Public Sculpture that was featured in KLAS Sale XXVII, this work is a pen on paper sketch by former national laureate, Datuk Syed Ahmad Jamal. A sketch provides insight to an artist’s perspective and their thought process. This artist has given much to the Malaysian art world in his teachings and services as board and committee member to various art-related organisations as well as being an art curator. In 1995 he was awarded the National Art Award which recognised him as a National Artist. He is probably one of the country’s first abstract artists and he uses the non-figurative language to express his ideas about culture, politics and poetry