Cheong Soo Pieng (Singaporean, 1917-1983)  Untitled
Lot 847
Cheong Soo Pieng (Singaporean, 1917-1983) Untitled
Sold for HK$ 212,500 (US$ 27,398) inc. premium

Lot Details
Soo Pieng, Buildings, ink and wash dated 1968 and with artists seal
Cheong Soo Pieng (Singaporean, 1917-1983)
Untitled
Ink and colour on paper, framed and glazed
Signed Soo Pieng in Chinese and English, with one seal of the artist
Dated 1968
94cm x 45cm (36¾in x 17½in).

Footnotes

  • Provenance: a private British collection

    鐘泗賓 無題 設色紙本 鏡框 一九六八年作

    簽名:亖賓 Soo Pieng 1968
    鈐印:鐘

    來源:英國私人收藏

    Not only was Cheong Soo Pieng well-known for his signature portrayal of Southeast Asian people with elongated limbs, almond-shaped faces and eyes, he was also highly versatile and experimented with various art forms from painting to sculpture and mixed media.

    This painting shows Cheong's stylistic shift towards more refined lines and muted colours after his 2-year sojourn in Europe from 1961 to 1963. Most likely, it shows various scenes of Singapore including Singapore River and Sri Mariamman Temple, Singapore's oldest Hindu Temple.

    Compare Cheong Soo Pieng's oil on canvas titled 'Life in Singapore' in Yeo Wei Wei ed. Cheong Soo Pieng: Visions of Southeast Asia, The National Art Gallery, Singapore, 2010, pp.86-87.
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