Lot 5 | Auction XXXVI






B. Kedah, 1936 – 2009

Sport Series, 1986

Signed and dated “ibrahim hussein 1986” on lower right

Inscribed AP on lower left

Print on paper

56 x 44 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

Datuk Ibrahim Hussein or also known as Ib was born in Sungai Limau, Kedah, in 1936. He studied at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore in 1956 and then moved to London, where he continued his studies at the Byam Shaw School of Art and the Royal Academy Schools. He travelled to France and Italy after being awarded an Award of Merit scholarship. He also founded the Ibrahim Hussein Museum and Cultural Foundation in the Langkawi rainforest, which is a non-profit foundation and museum committed to promoting, developing and advancing art and culture. The Sport series departs from Ib’s usual mannerisms, portraying an athlete in the motion of jumping over a bar during a high jump competition, hence its moniker, Sports Series.