Lot 3 | Auction XXII


B. N. Sembilan, 1941

Schwalmerin, 1962

Signed and dated “AL 62” on lower right

Inscribed “AP SCHWALMERIN” on lower edge of paper

Woodblock print on paper, Artist’s Proof

24 x 18 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Selangor

Illustrated in “Pago-Pago to Gelombang: 40 Years of Latiff Mohidin” exhibition book
Published in 1994 by Singapore Art Museum

RM 8,000 – RM 16,000

Born in Seremban, Pak Latiff, as he is popularly known to serious art collectors, was a child prodigy and has become an artist virtuoso of epic reputation.

One of the early modenists in Malaysia, he studied at the Hochschile for Buldende Kunst (Academy of Fine Arts) in Berlin from 1960-1964 on a German scholarship. Naturally, his earlier influences bear traces of German expressionism, as seen in this piece which was completed in 1962.

Latiff later embarked on a tour of Southeast Asia, which included countries like Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia. In 1969, he furthered his studies in printmaking at the Atelier La Courrier in Paris on another scholarship. In the same year, he went to Pratt Institute of New York on a John D.Rockefeller III scholarship.