Sunday, February 22, 2009

Artist pays tribute to IB

Malaysia lost yet another of its forerunners in art, Datuk Ibrahim Hussein, 72, who died of a heart attack at his Pantai home on Feb 19. Ibrahim, widely known as "Ib', had collapsed at his Lorong Bukit Pantai 1 home in Bukit Pantai.

Late last year, the country lost batil doyen Datuk Chuah Thean Teng. Malaysia’s world-acknowledged founder of batik painting, passed away in mid November at the age of 96.

There are many ways of paying tribute to artists who have passed on and one of them is to create works of art in their memory.

Artist Chee Eng Hong, who is renowned for his Sahut series, did this painting on the day he received an SMS of Ib's passing.

A painting dedicated to Datuk Ibrahim Hussein, Titled: i90209 (30"x30")