Lot 43 | Auction XXXVIII



Lot 43


B. China, 1913 – 1988

The Mirror (Amsterdam), Undated

Signed “M Fong” with artist’s seal on lower right

Pastel on paper

51 x 36 cm

Provenance Private Collection Singapore
Formerly in the Private Collection of a Distinguished Collector in Jakarta, Indonesia

RM 18,000 – RM 30,000

Lee Man Fong was three years old when his family emigrated to Singapore. Growing up, he was trained in the Lingnan style of Chinese brush painting, and oil painting. In 1932, Lee moved to Jakarta to become an editor of a Chinese newspaper, and eventually took up painting full time. It is an exceptional example of the modern artist’s leading edge and bold spirit.