Lot 35 | 20 February 2022




LOT 35


B. Kedah, 1939

Boys with Bird, 1965

Signed and dated “Sui Hoe, 65” on upper left

Oil on masonite board

56 x 83.5 cm

Private Collection, Singapore Formerly in a Swiss Collection

RM 38,000 – 75,000

In this particular work of Khoo Sui Hoe, ‘Boys with Bird, 1965’, the figures in the foreground are distinct for the artist’s use of light and shadow to define the characters. The painting evokes a sense of contentment to be found in companionship and the figures are portrayed to be in harmonious balance within their landscape. Khoo Sui Hoe was one of the earliest and courageous people who took the plunge of becoming a full-time artist. Through his Alpha Singapore Gallery and Alpha Utara Gallery in Penang, he has played a vital role in nurturing other artists. Khoo Sui Hoe has also won various awards, among which are the First Prize for the 1965 Malaysian art competition, an Honourable Mention in Salon Malaysia 1969 and the Asian Arts Now Awards (twice) given by the Las Vegas Museum.