Lot 43 | 24 September 2023



LOT 43


B. Thailand, 1917 – 1988

Chao Phraya River Boats, 1970’s

Acrylic on canvas

88 x 60 cm

Private Collection, Canada

Signed “KID” on lower right

RM 5,000 – 12,000

Kid Kosolawat, a graduate of the Poh Chang School of Arts and Crafts, was a regular participant in the early editions of Thailand’s National Exhibition of Art. He believed in the importance of knowing the ‘realistic’ above and beyond the ‘abstract’; it is this philosophy that lends his compositions a sense of reality despite their dream-like aspects. Kosolawat is a consummate observer of Thailand’s ceremonial and religious culture, which is a defining component of daily life. He captures Thailand’s culture through his brilliant and effervescent renderings of temples and communities.