Lot 86 | Auction XXXIV


LOT 86


B. Kelantan, 1934-2018

East Coast Figures, 2005

Signed and dated “Khalil Ibrahim 05” on lower right

Acrylic on canvas

49 x 28 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

Illustrated in the soon to be published “777, Celebrating 7 Illustrious Years at KLAS” coffee table book published by KLAS in November 2018

RM7,000 – RM12,000


Evoking the familiar spirit of Khalil Ibrahim’s beloved East Coast once more, this is a variation of the work of his East Coast Series, where the artist was inspired by his rustic upbringing in Kelantan. Featuring a group of ladies about their antics, Khalil brings out the the colour of the earth and detailed the vibrant and contrasting colours of the women’s apparels.

Khalil Ibrahim graduated from the prestigious St. Martin’s School of Art & Design, United Kingdom in 1964. Thereafter, he became a full-time artist and has been so for fifty years now. He has held solo and group exhibitions in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Switzerland, with most of his works centre around figures and are heavily influenced by East Coast fishermen and women.