Lot 31 | 6 September 2020



LOT 31


B. Singapore, 1945

Cleaning Jars – Beach Road off Sultan Gate, 12th December, 1982

Signed on lower right
Acquired in Singapore in the late 1980s, from Sun Craft Art Gallery, Tanglin Shopping Centre

Ink and colour on paper

73.5 x 53 cm

Private Collection, Singapore

RM 14,000 – RM 28,000

Entitled ‘Cleaning Jars — Beach Road off Sultan Gate’, this work is as humble as it is beautiful. Ong with his mastery, depicts an array of stored away clay urns and jars. An earthy palette becomes the painting, with meticulous portrayal of details. In a distance, a subject is seen in the midst of an act. There is a simplistic beauty to this work.