New life for old masters?

By Ooi Kok Chuen

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Old can often mean Gold. In any case, there is glitter in the paintings of Malaysian old masters despite the global trend of money being poured into contemporary art.Abdullah Ariff , “After the storm”, 1956, 38 x 56cm, watercolour.At the first Henry Butcher (HB) Art Auction Malaysia, the profile of pioneer artists was given a big fillip with spirited bidding for their works. The Malaysian art-only auction held in Petaling Jaya on August 8, 2010, exceeded all expectations with total...

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Ooi Kok Chuen

is an art-writer and journalist, and the author of MAHSURI: A Legend Reborn (Ooi Peeps Publishing), an adult contemporary fantasy “movel” (a novel conceived as a mock movie) spun from a local legend.