Lot 63 | 12 July 2020


LOT 63


B. Indonesia, 1923 -1994

Wanita Dengan Tangan di Leher, 1962

Signed and dated on lower left

Oil on canvas

71 x 58 cm

Provenance Private Collection, USA

RM 20,000 – RM 55,000

Mochtar Apin was an Indonesian painter born in 1923. He was a member of the Bandung School and co-founded the Arena of Independent Artists movement in Jakarta in 1946. He advocated a universalist ideal for culture and advocated the creation of art concerns that could communicate to people of all backgrounds, alongside other painters, intellectuals and poets. For seven years of his life, Mochtar sojourned around Europe to admire artworks and pay museums a visit, which equipped him with a lot of art knowledge.