Lot 67 | 15 August 2021



LOT 67


B. Kedah, 1942

Two Sisters, 1970

Signed “LongLooi Lee” on lower left

Oil on canvas

64 x 50 cm

Private Collection, USA

RM 7,000 – RM 15,000

Born in 1942 in Kedah, Malaysia, Lee Long Looi graduated from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore and moved to New York to further his studies at the Art Students League and then at the Pratt Institute. He combines both elements of his Asian heritage and Western techniques in his paintings, and his works are displayed in Citibank, ABC Television, the Gulf Bank of Miami and many more.

Done in Lee Long Looi’s usual style of elongating the features of women, he creatively brings a mundane scene in life to a whole new level by blending vibrant and fresh colours, making it a visual treat altogether. All the colours and use of space work harmoniously together, unified and pleasing to the eye. The artwork is the epitome of simplicity at its best.