Lot 56 | Auction XXXVIII



Lot 56


B. Kuala Lumpur, 1967

Bird Cage, 2000

Signed and dated “Lee Weng Fatt 00” on lower left

Acrylic on canvas

62 x 45.5 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 2,500 – RM 5,500

Lee Weng Fatt has a knack for painting old buildings as he believes in the philosophy – the older the better. This talented artist, popularly known as the ‘building whisperer’, produces interesting artworks after exploring the façades of heritage or old buildings. Lee portrays a glimpse of the kampung scene where wooden houses stand on stilts, the call of roosters as the alarm clock and birds enjoying each other’s company. The pièce de résistance, however, is the birdcage perched on the wooden stairs. Its placement creates intrigue and draws viewers in.