Lot 46 | 27 November 2022



LOT 46


B. Selangor, 1946

Satay Seller, 1963

Signed and dated Thien Shih 63 on lower left. Acquired directly from the artist. Illustrated on page 44 of Mosaic XIII coffee table book, published in 2013 by KLAS

Oil on canvas

35.5 x 59 cm

Private Collection, Selangor

RM 8,000 – 16,000

Long Thien Shih studied art in Atelier 17 and Atelier de Lithographic, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux- Arts, both in Paris. Thereafter, he studied at the Royal College of Art in London. He has won awards such as the First Prize in the 1961 Young Malayan Artists Competition in Kuala Lumpur and the 1992 Prints Prize in Salon Malaysia and has produced many artworks, using various mediums. The artist’s proclivity for illustrating scenes of yesteryear is endearing and evokes a flood of memories, evident in this piece. The title is an indication of the scene, a satay seller and customers huddled under an umbrella, seeking shelter from the sun. This rare and nostalgic scene is hard to come by, and Long has brilliantly executed with masterful brushstrokes. Besides a myriad of private collectors, Long Thien Shih’s works are also collected by Bank Negara Malaysia, with the similar subject of Satay Seller.