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349
Arie Smit
A YOUNG BOY GOING TO PURA 
Estimate
80,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 137,500 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
349
Arie Smit
A YOUNG BOY GOING TO PURA 
Estimate
80,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 137,500 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Art

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Hong Kong

Arie Smit
1916-2016
A YOUNG BOY GOING TO PURA 
Signed, inscribed and dated 83; signed, inscribed, dated 5 April 1985 with a dedication to Didier Hamel on the reverse 
Acrylic on canvas
37.5 by 31.5 cm; 14 3/4  by 24 1/4  in. 
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Provenance

Gifted from the artist to Mr. Didier Hamel 
Private Collection, Paris 

Literature

Amir Sidharta, 'Vibrant': Arie Smit, Hexart Publishing, 2002, p. 6.46, colour illustration

Catalogue Note

From 1984 until 1989, D. Hamel was the first art dealer interested in promoting the work of Arie Smit. In fact, he acquired almost all the works within the artist’s opus that were produced during that period.

After Hamel published the lithograph “The Blue Boy” (limited edition 99) at the renowned Atelier Jack Renaud in Paris in 1985, Smit was so pleased with the result that he painted the present lot as a token of appreciation to Hamel, even inscribing a dedication on the reverse of the canvas.

Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Art

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Hong Kong