Lot 29 | Auction XXIV

LOT 29

B. Johor, 1950

Siri Tari – Drawing/90, 1990

Signed and dated on verso

Mixed media on paper

53 x 72.5 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
Comes with KLAS certificate signed by the artist

RM 8,000 – RM 12,000


After Yusof Ghani moved on from his Protest Series, many had assumed that his paintings have undergone a complete makeover, from sinister and edgy to orchestrated and graceful. Yusof Ghani, however, refuted this. This work from the Tari Series did not change course, it still revolved around social remarks, and until this day, remained as his most popular and coveted series. In here, he uses dance paintings to portray human behaviour and to experiment with lines, movement and colour.