Lot 83 | Auction XXXVII



LOT 83


B. Indonesia 1919 – 2002

Burung Phoenix

Signed “H.Widayat” on lower left Titled “Burung Phunix” on lower right

Oil on board

50 x 59.5 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Hong Kong

RM 9,000 – RM 15,000


Legendary Indonesian artist Haji Widayat was born in Kutoarjo, Central Java in 1919. He is regarded as one of the most influential Javanese painters of the 20th century. The individualistic master picked up painting from an amateur landscape painter in Bandung before pursuing it seriously at the age of 31 by studying at the Indonesian Academy of Fine Arts (ASRI) in Yogyakarta. In the early 1960s, he received a grant to study ceramic, printmaking and the decorative arts of landscape gardening and ikebana flower arrangement in Nagoya, Japan for two years. Widayat passed away in 2002. This figurative artwork poses the artist’s representation of the phoenix in earthy colours.