Lot 5 | Auction XXXVIIII




Lot 5


B. Kedah, 1936 – 2009

Freeze, 1964

Signed “Ibrahim hussein Oct’ 1964” on lower right Gouache on printed magazine paper laid to card

21.5 x 21.5 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

The canvas for this artwork is in the Collection of Bank Negara Malaysia Illustrated on page 29 of “Karya Pilihan – Koleksi Seni Bank Negara Malaysia, Muzium and Galeri Seni Book” showcasing selected works in their collection published in 2009

Exhibited in Ibrahim Hussein’s first solo exhibition at Galerie Internationale New York in 1965 Comes with description of artwork by Galerie Internationale New York on the verso

RM 40,000 – RM 70,000

Datuk Ibrahim Hussein, affectionately 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 presented with an Award of Merit scholarship. He also founded the Ibrahim Hussein Museum and Cultural Foundation.

Datuk Ibrahim never failed to captivate art enthusiasts by proving his mastery in abstract, which is often deemed futuristic due to the complexity in the way he expressed the forms and dimensions of his creations. This particular piece entitled “Freeze 1964” is gouache on printed magazine pape laid to card and demonstrates the usage of mono tones with a slight splash of bright red.