Lot 69 | Auction XXXVIIII




LOT 69


B. Kuala Lumpur, 1967

St Xavier’s Institution, 1998 & Jalan Petaling, Kuala Lumpur, 1997

Signed and dated “Lee Weng Fatt 98” on lower left
Inscribed “St Xavier’s Institution, founded in 1852 with its original elevation and after renovations, Malaysia” on lower edge of paper
Signed and dated “Lee Weng Fatt 97” on lower left Inscribed “Jalan Petaling, Kuala Lumpur” on lower right

Watercolour on paper

18.2 x 18.5 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 1,200 – RM 2,500

Lee Weng Fatt’s work lies mainly in ‘preserving’ heritage buildings by capturing their timeless beauty and allure through his canvas, as seen in ‘St. Xavier Institution, 1998 and Jalan Petaling Kuala lumpur, 1997. What enthralls Lee are the old buildings of his birthplace, the urban landscape of Kuala Lumpur. For him, returning time and time again to these old edifices is akin to journeying back to his roots. The artist immortalises them through oil on canvas and watercolour paintings.