ABDUL LATIFF MOHIDIN
B. N. Sembilan, 1941
Pago Pago – New York Series, 1966
Signed on stone block on the verso
Signed and dated “AL 66” on lower left
Inscribed AP on lower right
Lithograph, Artist Proof (A/P)
42 x 32 cm
Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 10,000 – RM 18,000
Abdul Latiff Mohidin was born in 1941, and is as well-known a poet as an artist as well. He was trained in art at Hochschule fur Bildende Kunste in Germany, Atelier La Courriere in France and Pratt Graphic Centre in America. Among the honours and awards he has received are the Salon Malaysia’s 1968 second prize in Graphic Design and the Malaysian Literary Awards for four years in a row, the National Literary Award in 1984 and 1986 and the Southeast Asian Writers Award in 1984 for writing.
Latiff’s Pago-Pago series is regarded as one of the most prolific series that has impacted the Malaysia Contemporary and Modern art scene. This lithograph is Latiff’s first, using the oldest and greatest lithography technique, stone lithography.