Lot 74 | Auction XXXIV


LOT 74


B. Kedah, 1947

Two Women, 1981

Signed and dated “EngTay81” on lower right Inscribed “66/175 Two Women” on lower edge of paper

Print on paper

144 x 59.5 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Canada

RM1,000 – RM2,500


Eng Tay works in several media – limited edition etchings, painting and sculpture. Most of his work has found its greatest expression when addressing the concept of family – the poetry of the family, of man and woman, of children, of friendship, of music and of the natural world. ‘Two Women’, 1981, as its namesake suggests revolves around two women who are probably close friends. This conclusion is drawn based on the proximity that these women share, suggesting they are comfortable with each other. The use of soft colours are easy on the eyes and immensely peaceful to look at.