Lot 64 | 24 September 2023



LOT 64


B. China, 1914 – 2008

Threshing Rice, 1980’s


89 x 60 cm

Private Collection, Canada

Signed “Teng” on lower left

RM 28,000 – 60,000

In terms of Dato’ Chuah Thean Teng’s Threshing Rice piece, this is a work that is quintessentially Teng (as he is affectionately known). All the hallmarks of gesture, form and colours are depicted: colour harmony with the subtle nuances of red, blue and green, the close-cropped composition alongside the elegant configurations. According to Frank Sullivan, “His (referring to Dato’ Chuah Thean Teng) productivity in batik painting is enormous…never satisfied, he is always experimenting, seeking to give new depth and range to his batik art.”