(B. Kelantan, 1934)
Commonwealth Games Sports ‘98 Series I & II, 1998
Signed and dated “ Khalil Ibrahim 98” on lower right
Watercolour on paper
23.5 x 24.5 cm x 2 pieces
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
SOLD – RM 11,800
The XVI Commonwealth Games were publicized through a joint art exhibition on sports by five local artists.
One of those artists happened to be Khalil Ibrahim as well, and him and other artists (Yusof Ghani, Raja Azhar Idris, Ahmad Zakii Anwar, and Datuk Ibrahim Hussein) staged the art exhibition entitled ‘Keeping Pace’. Every artist had their own style and theme, and Khalil Ibrahim, having had a humongous success with depictions of fishermen had done watercolours on games such as netball. Seven of Khalil Ibrahim’s watercolour works from 1960 to 1992 are featured in the NHB Singapore’s collection. Seven of Khalil Ibrahim’s watercolour works from 1960 to 1992 are featured in the NHB Singapore’s collection.