Lot 48 | Auction XXXIII


LOT 48


B. N. Sembilan, 1941

Pago Pago, 1969

Signed and dated “Latiff 69” on lower left

Acrylic on cardboard

33.2 x 30.5 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 50,000 – RM 90,000


The Pago-Pago (1969) artworks were formerly acquired by Dr. Brian Aylward, an Irish lecturer who was living in Malaysia and worked at the Chemistry Department of University Malaya from 1968 until 1971. Dr Aylward was a dear friend and regularly visited Latiff Mohidin at his studio and residence in Seksyen 14, Petaling Jaya. When he had extra cash to spare, he would purchase Latiff’s artworks. So during one of those ‘drop in’ occasions, he purchased these two Pago-Pago (1969) artworks directly from the artist himself.