B. Kelantan, 1934 – 2018
Commonwealth Games Sports – Series I, 1998
Signed and dated “Khalil Ibrahim 98” on lower right
Watercolour on paper
23.5 x 24.5 cm
Provenance Private Collection Kuala Lumpur
The late Khalil Ibrahim, the multifaceted legendary artist whose niche was human figures presented a special painting entitled, ‘Commonwealth Games Sports – Series I, 1998’. This series was a special series, straying away from the scenes of the East Coast to ones of ladies playing netball, created by the late artist as an ode to the Commonwealth Games. The XVI Commonwealth Games were publicised through a joint art exhibition on sports by five local artists that included his peers, Yusof Ghani, Raja Azhar Idris, Ah ad Zakii Anwar, and Datuk Ibrahim Hussein.