Lot 49 | 20 February 2022




LOT 49


B. Kuala Lumpur, 1946

Two Sisters 1980’s

Signed “Kwan Chin” on the lower left


40 x 28 cm

Private Collection Canada

RM 1,500 – 3,000

The colour and composition of this work suggests that it was one of Kwan Chin’s earlier works, circa 1970’s. A dark, greyish palette sweeps across, featuring three ladies and two birds on the foreground. Kwan Chin, ever the story teller, tells his tale of observations through the batik medium with a touch of Nanyang style. His works are vibrant, and undoubtedly attention grabbing, which is his hallmark. The artist’s batik pieces are rich in colour and his work is known around the world, having been exhibited in London and Miami.