Lot 69 | 24 September 2023



LOT 69


B. Kedah, 1946 – 2017

Seated Women with Baskets, 1966


48 x 60 cm

Private Collection, Canada

Signed and dated on lower left

RM 2,000 – 5,000

Tan Thean Song works mainly in the batik medium, although he also paints in watercolours and Chinese ink. This 1966 work has a boisterous and cool-toned palette, with the typical cracking-line technique peaking through. It depicts a market of some kind, with umbrellas to provide shelter and a group of subjects huddled in the foreground, selling something of sorts. This painting is the embodiment of memory lane where vendors in markets involved women.