Lot 37 | 12 July 2020




LOT 37


B. Kedah, 1942

Portrait of Three Ladies, 1984

Signed and dated “Lee Long Looi 1984” lower left

Mixed media on paper 

76 x 57 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Canada

RM 3,000 – RM 7,000

Done in Lee Long Looi’s usual style of elongating the features of women, imaginative detailing were painted in the background, from the mist-like shadow to the intricate patterns behind the women. Lee Loong Looi creatively brings a mundane scene in life to a whole new level by blending vibrant and fresh colours, making it a visual treat altogether. All the colours, shapes and use of space work harmoniously together, unified and pleasing to the eye. The artwork is the epitome of simplicity at its best. Born in 1942 in Kedah, Malaysia, Lee Long Looi graduated from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore and moved to New York to further his studies at the Art Students League and then at the Pratt Institute. He combines both elements of his Asian heritage and Western techniques in his paintings, and his works are displayed in Citibank, ABC Television, the Gulf Bank of Miami and many more.