657
657
Lee Man Fong
ROJAK SELLER
Estimate
600,000800,000
LOT SOLD. 1,580,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
657
Lee Man Fong
ROJAK SELLER
Estimate
600,000800,000
LOT SOLD. 1,580,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Modern & Contemporary Southeast Asian Paintings

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Hong Kong

Lee Man Fong
1913-1988
ROJAK SELLER

SIGNED AND DATED 1955 LOWER RIGHT


OIL ON CANVAS
95 BY 70 CM.; 37 1/4 BY 27 1/2 IN.
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Provenance

Dr. Nie Swan Tie, Jakarta (acquired directly from the artist)
Mrs. A. Tahir, Jakarta (acquired from the descendant of the above between 1970-1980)
Private Collection, Jakarta

Catalogue Note

Rojak Seller presents itself as the quintessential imagery most associated with Lee Man Fong. It has been his strong and long-term preoccupation through several decades. The figures and poses are some of the artist's favourites, as they are reoccurring motifs. The present painting, however, depicts one of the earliest renditions of the composition, and stands apart from other versions of this theme because of its oil and canvas mediums, which lends the picture its rich and vivid hues. This creative liberty enables the artist to achieve the balance of composition and serenity of mood and to transform it into our visual ideal of the humble joys of daily life.

Modern & Contemporary Southeast Asian Paintings

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Hong Kong