Ibrahim Hussein’s Man with Possessions, 1964. Oil on canvas (122 x 122cm).
WHO IS THE No. 1 Artist in Malaysia?
Going by the market record of prices alone, gleaned from four major Malaysian auction houses in 11 years, the competition has been reduced to a battle royale between Latiff Mohidin (b. 1938, officially 1941) and Datuk Ibrahim Hussein (1936-2009). In the Top 10 grossers of Malaysian artists, Ib, as Ibrahim Hussein is popularly known, leads with six lots against Latiff’s four, five if you consider a tie at No. 10 by two Latiff lots at RM572,000 each.
In the Top 100 price-toppers, Latiff ...
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