338
338
Cheong Soo Pieng
SISTER
Estimate
140,000250,000
LOT SOLD. 200,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
338
Cheong Soo Pieng
SISTER
Estimate
140,000250,000
LOT SOLD. 200,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Art – Day Sale

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Hong Kong

Cheong Soo Pieng
1917-1983
SISTER
Signed in Chinese and stamped with a seal of the artist
Chinese ink and colour on silk pasted on jute
55 by 34 cm; 21 1/2  by 13 1/2  in.
Executed in 1982
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Provenance

Sotheby's Hong Kong, 5 October 2015, Lot 348

Exhibited

Singapore, Art Commune Gallery, Cheong Soo Pieng: Drawings of Life, 31 May - 11 June 2014

Literature

Cheong Soo Pieng: Drawings of Life, Art Commune Gallery, Singapore, 2014, p. 14, colour illustration

Catalogue Note

Boasting extraordinary nuance, the two silk works, Sister and Village Life, are testaments to Cheong Soo Pieng’s artistic innovation.  Silk is a challenging medium demanding a masterful command of the delicate material as well as a technical dexterity in controlling the inks. The rarity of silk paintings among Soo Pieng’s expansive oeuvre makes these two pieces particularly striking, not least because they demonstrate the artist’s remarkable versatility. Bearing all the hallmarks of quintessential Soo Pieng works, the figures are stylized with willowy limbs and exaggerated features. The subject matter of both paintings—village folk decked in traditional outfits surrounded by bucolic surroundings—is characteristic of the artist’s keen interest in the minutiae of quotidian life—birdcages, batik blouses, bamboo huts. For followers of Soo Pieng, Sister and Village Life are unique examples of the pioneer’s love for experimentation and masterful understanding of multiple mediums.

Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Art – Day Sale

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Hong Kong