Lot 72 | Auction XXXVIIII




LOT 72


B. Johor, 1941

Malacca Village Scene, 1965

Signed and dated “CHEE TOH 65” with a seal on lower right

Inscribed 3/30 on lower right

Ink woodblock print (Edition 3/30)

40 x 88 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 15,000 – RM 25,000

Painter, sculptor and Cultural Medallion recipient Tay Chee Toh has been creating art for almost half a century. Tay’s artistic practices is driven by his consistent quest to challenge himself and to advance fresh forms of artistic expressions. Tay’s artistic prowess is evident in this body of work. The artist renders an almost silhouette-like work of the village scene in yesteryear Malacca. A bull is detached from the bullock car and is seen grazing, men are depicted about their work while the village women are taking shelter under a makeshift cabana.