Lot 46 | 3 October 2021



LOT 46


Paddy Farmers, 1970

Signed on lower right

Silkscreen on cloth (from an Edition of 100)

42.5 x 31 cm

Private Collection, Canada

RM 1,200 – RM 3,000

Paddy Farmers, 1970 by artist Bee Leng reverberates a nostalgic feel to the work, with the employment of warm colours at the centre and a cool-toned greyish green that make up a frame to this batik work. The scene illustrates busy farmers in sarongs and tops with straw hats over their heads ankle deep in water, harvesting paddy. Some are portrayed in the action of bending over while some are on the move. One is able to discern their village in the distance that almost looks like an island.