For the auction of the 5th of December 2018 we received two works by Thawan Duchanee, by many seen as Thailand’s most prominent contemporary artist. Because of these paintings, we changed the name of our auction from ‘Indonesian Art’ to ‘Southeast Asian Art’.
The pieces we offer now, are the largest that were ever auctioned. The Dutch owner bought them directly from the artist in 1968.
Remarkable is that Duchanee, just like Man Fong, lived a few years in the Netherlands. Between 1964 and 1968 he studied at the national academy of fine arts in Amsterdam, and in 1966 and 1967 he had solo exhibitions in the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.
THAWAN DUCHANEE (1939-2014)‘Wake up call’signed and dated ‘68 u.r., canvas.201 x 240 cm.
Hammer price: € 185.000
THAWAN DUCHANEE (1939-2014)‘Harmony’unsigned, woodcut.216 x 213 cm.
Hammer price: € 180.000
|Both paintings delivered to the buyer in Thailand, February 2019|
More information about our auctions of Southeast Asian paintings:
René de Visser