Lot 5 | Auction XXXII




B. Kedah, 1936 – 2009


Signed and dated “IB 64” on lower right

Acrylic ink and collaged paper on paper laid to card

33.02 x 20.32 cm


Private Collection, Singapore

Former Private Collection, USA

SOLD 38,640


Datuk Ibrahim Hussein never fails to captivate art enthusiasts by proving his mastery in abstract which is often deemed futuristic due to the complexity in the way he expresses the forms and dimensions of his creation. The following art piece was part of the series of artworks exhibited and sold by Galerie International New York between 1964 and 1967.

Ibrahim was born in 1936 in the village of Sungai Limau Dalam in the Yan district of Kedah. Growing up, Ibrahim was a very curious lad. He is known for his mastery in the ‘printage’ technique which was inspired by his time spent in New York. The city was dotted by ubiquitous billboards, adorned by beautiful women promoting all sorts of products which in turn, sparked the idea of using the images as a social commentary for his artworks.