Lot 80 | 12 July 2020



LOT 80


B. Selangor, 1946

Fishes on the Rack, 1962

Signed and dated “ThienShih62” on lower left

Oil on masonite board

43 x 56 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 4,800 – RM 9,000

Long Thien Shih was born in Selangor in 1946 and studied art in Atelier 17 and Atelier de Lithographic, Ecole Nationale Superlure des Beaux- Arts, both in Paris. Later, he studied at the Royal College of Art in London. Some of the awards that he has won include the First Prize in the 1961 Young Malayan Artists Competition in Kuala Lumpur and the 1992 Prints Prize in Salon Malaysia. Long Thien Shih has produced many artworks, using various mediums. This particular oil on masonite artwork depicts a fisherman drying fishes on a rack. The artist’s skills are evidently portrayed in his use of cool toned hues and details of marine life.