Lot 79 | Auction XXXVII



LOT 79


B. Penang, 1929 – 2017

Dead Heat Race, 1969

Signed and dated “Joo For 69” on lower right with artist’s seal

Mixed media on paper

59 x 83 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 8,000 – RM 12,000


The late Lee Joo For was a man of many talents. He was recognised as a prolific writer, novelist, director, lecturer and art critic. His visual narratives are highly distinct, imbued with personal metaphors and forcefully calligraphy strokes. The ferocity of the horses in the artwork could likely depict a sense of unwavering faith, strength and loyalty.