Lot 55 | Auction XXXVIII



Lot 55


B. Penang, 1966

Faded Glory, 2017

Signed and dated “Thai 2017” on lower right

Acrylic on canvas

101 x 80 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 7,000 – RM 12,000

Yeoh Kean Thai was born in 1966. Yeoh Kean Thai has garnered international recognition through prestigious awards, including the Phillip Morris Art Award (Malaysia), the Freeman Fellowship, 2008 and most recently, the Commonwealth Award – International Artist Residency (2009). His solo exhibitions include Code Red: Action to Neutralise, SGFA Gallery Residence, Kuala Lumpur (2011) and Links, SGFA, The Private Gallery, Kuala Lumpur (2007). The artist was featured during New York’s Asian Art week in 2008, (making him the first artist from Malaysia to attend the event). More notable works were also exhibited back at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Thai is a multifaceted artist who dabbles in metal sculptures, canvases and larger public art installations. His favourite subject on canvas works are metal and he intertwines his life story with his artistic expression as well as social remarks. Entitled ‘Faded Glory, 2017’, this work prominently features vintage, nostalgic coal lamps – probably inherited from his ancestors. The coal lamps are as its moniker reveals, w rn-out due to its quotidian use for light, way back when.