Lot 54 | Auction XXXVIIII



LOT 54


B. Johor, 1955

Nude Figure Sketch, 2000

Signed and dated “Ahmad Zakii Anwar 3.9.2000” on lower right

Ink on paper

40 x 29 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 300 – RM 700

The artist began his career as a graphic artist, producing some of the leading advertising graphics of his time. From there, he continued to establish his name by converting to fine art where his techniques have been exemplary and world class. Zakii came to attention for his virtuosity and command of a spectrum of media from charcoals to oils, building a reputation for stunning photo-realist still-life paintings and expressive portraits. Seen here is Ahmad Zakii’s sketch of the male frontal form in all its glory, the artists skillfully portrayed the contours of the body.