Lot 36 | 8 November 2020




LOT 36


B. Johor, 1941

Playful Lovers, 1968

Signed “Chee Toh” in Chinese character with a seal on lower left

Ink and gouache on paper

46 x 95 cm

Private Collection, Singapore

RM 14,000 – RM 25,000

Painter, sculptor and Cultural Medallion recipient Tay Chee Toh has been creating art for almost half a century. Tay’s artistic practices is driven by his consistent quest to challenge himself and to advance fresh forms of artistic expressions. Tay’s artistic prowess is evident in this body of work. In this work, the relationship between a couple of lovers is portrayed in a unique juxtaposition of reality and fantasy. The lovers are seen embracing each other and embody a somewhat playful quality – a sign of their close relationship.