Lot 81 | Auction XVII

LOT 81

(B. Kelantan, 1934)

East Coast Fishermen Series, 1987

Signed and dated “Khalil Ibrahim 87” on lower right
Watercolour on paper
14.5 x 40 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 2,500 – RM 3,500

A familiar theme, the East Coast. Obtaining inspiration from his upbringing in Kelantan, this piece features a group of young girls. Khalil utilizes his skill in watercolour to bring out the vivid tones in the sarongs and the Malay blouses as the girls take a walk down the beach.

In this he captures a moment in which the atmosphere is lively, cheery and it is as if we can hear the conversations and the laughter amongst the women. It is a bright, warm and sunny day and they are gossiping or chatting away, or perhaps sharing a joke.