Lot 38 | 12 July 2020


LOT 38


B. Kedah, 1947

Dialogue, 1985

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.