Lot 40 | 28 March 2021



LOT 40


B. Selangor, 1946

Golden Bull, 2020

Signed and dated “Thien Shih 2020” on lower right

Pastel on paper

53 x 40 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 1,500 – RM 2,800

Long Thien Shih employed the use of pastel on paper for this piece. A majestic, golden bull is a subject matter is highly decorative on its own, but when captured in art, it becomes a totally ornamental masterpiece. Beautifully illustrated using a bold electric blue backdrop, the bull is highlighted, almost like a three-dimensional effect. The artist also captures the stoic and proud quality of this creature, as well as the detailing that makes the bull. One might assume that the artist painted this work in anticipation of the Year of the Bull in 2021.