Lot 91 | 8 November 2020



LOT 91


B. Singapore, 1941

Untitled, 1998

Signed and dated “Jolly Koh, 98” on lower left

Watercolour on paper

37 x 27 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 4,000 – RM 8,000

Dr Jolly Koh was born in Singapore in 1941 and moved to Malaya when he was an infant during the Japanese invasion of the country. He is known as possibly one of the most illustrious artists in Malaysia. He is widely considered as one of the prime movers of the local art scene where he brings with him a vast range of experience he gained through living in the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia and many other countries. In this untitled piece, a figure that represents a boy eating a piece of watermelon is accompanied by splashes of bright red and sky blue, almost bringing the boy to life.