Lot 79 | Auction XXXIV

LOT 79


B. Johor Bahru, 1955

Nude Figure Sketch, 2000

Signed and dated “Ahmad Zakii Anwar 3.9.2000” on lower right

Ink on paper

40 x 29 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM1,900 – RM3,500


The artist began his career as a graphic artist, producing some of the leading advertising graphics of his time. From there, he continued to establish his name by converting to fine art where his techniques have been exemplary and world class. Zakii came to attention for his virtuosity and command of a spectrum of media from charcoals to oils, building a reputation for stunning photo-realist still-life paintings and expressive portraits. Seen here is Ahmad Zakii’s sketches of the male form in all its glory and has skillfully portrayed the contours of the body from different profiles.