Lot 25 | 27 June 2021



LOT 25


B. Kelantan, 1934 – 2018

East Coast Fishermen, 1983

Signed “83 Khalil Ibrahim” on lower right

Etching on paper, Artist Proof

9 x 9.5 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 1,200 – RM 3,800

While the late Khalil Ibrahim showcases the simplicity of life through this piece entitled, ‘East Coast Fishermen’, there’s nothing simple about it. There is complexity with every stroke, bringing to life the everyday antic of a fishermen. Khalil Ibrahim was a master storyteller and through allegory, he told the tale of his origins, the Malaysian East Coast and landscapes that fuelled his passion. Khalil’s landscape works were undoubtedly his forte and beloved by his collectors. This is owed to his attention to extraordinary detail, artistry and sheer passion.