B. Kedah, 1947
Signed and dated “Eng Tay 85” with Chinese seal on lower right
Print on paper
75 x 90 cm
Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 500 – RM 1,200
Eng Tay was born in 1947 in Kedah, West Malaysia. In 1968, he moved to New York City and studied at the Arts Student League, School of Visual Arts and Pratt Graphics Centre. There he studied graphic design, painting and printmaking. He worked in the graphic arts field until 1978, when he undertook several painting trips throughout South America and Indonesia. In this body of work, Eng Tay portrays two subjects, one on the foreground, deep into a conversation on the phone while the other subject, pregnant, is onlooking.