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Lee Man Fong

 

Lee Man Fong (November 14, 1913 – April 3, 1988) was a painter born in Guangzhou, China. His father, a merchant with ten children, brought him to Singapore. When his father died in 1930, Man Fong had to work hard to earn a living for his mother and siblings using his skill in painting ads and artwork. However, that was not enough for him.

 In 1932, he moved to Jakarta, Indonesia. The tension between nationalist groups such as Persagi (Persatuan Ahli-ahli Gambar Indonesia, or Association of Indonesian Draughtsmans) and Indische-Holland kunstkring community stimulated him.

 In 1942, Man Fong was jailed because of his opposition to Japanese colonialism in Indonesia. After six months in jail, Takahashi Masao helped him gain freedom. This Japanese officer was interested in his artistic potential.

In 1946, President Sukarno heard about him when he had his solo exhibition in Jakarta. Sukarno then knew that Man Fong was given a Malino scholarship from Van Mook, the Netherland governor general. In Europe, many of his exhibitions were successful. He briefly returned to Indonesia, and went back to hold exhibitions from Den Haag to Paris.

 In 1952 he returned to Jakarta. The visit from Sukarno and Dullah, the official palace painter at that time, encouraged him to establish Yin Hua in 1955. Yin Hua was an organization of Chinese painters that had its office on Lokasari Street, Jakarta. Many art exhibitions were organised by Yin Hua.

 In 1956, Yin Hua was invited to hold exhibitions in China.

The relationship between Sukarno and Man Fong improved. His beautiful and perfect works matched with Sukarno’s taste. For him, Man Fong’s art was an escape from revolutionary spirit. Sukarno didn’t have any particular theme preference in art.

Only ten percent of all his collections had a nationalist theme. “A thing of beauty is a joy forever,” was his remark about his taste on art. Therefore, when Dullah suggested to him to appoint Man Fong as the next presidential painter, Sukarno agreed to it without hesitance.

Source: Kompas, June 1, 2001, an article by Agus Dermawan

 

 

 

 

 

Lee Man Fong’s “Bali Life” sells for US$3.3 million!

A 1960s oil painting of Balinese villagers by Indonesia’s Lee Man Fong fetched a record HK$25.3 million ($3.3 million) in Hong Kong, the top lot at an Asian art auction marked by signs of return to pre-credit-crisis prices. Lee’s 2-meter-long “Bali Life” depicts a rustic scene of the islanders at rest.

Source: Bloomberg

Lee Man Fong painted classic Bali scenes and was – for obvious reasons – one of Sukarno’s favorite painters.

And the buyer of “Bali Life”? An unidentified Asian private collector, according to Sotheby’s (let’s just hope he’s not an employee of the Indonesian tax office).
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Lee Man Fong’s Bali Life Sells for US$3.24 Million at Sotheby’s

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Lee Man Fong’s Bali Life Sells for US$3.24 Million at Sotheby’s  

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Balinese Painting Sells for Record $3.24 Million in Hong Kong, here is the story from artdaily.org:

 

Lee Man Fong’s Bali Life, circa 1960s, sells for HK$25,300,000/ US$3,243,590. Photo: Sotheby’s.

HONG KONG.- Today at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Paintings Spring Sale 2010, Lee Man Fong’s seminal work Bali Life commanded HK$25,300,000/ US$3,243,590, setting the World Record for any Southeast Asian Painting and for the Artist at Auction. The entire Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Paintings Spring Sale 2010 totalled HK$69,292,000, comfortably surpassing the pre-sale high estimate (HK$34.5 million).

Bidding of Bali Life opened at HK$4 million and the heated competition continued for a tension-filled ten minutes. After a total of 31 furious bids, Bali Life eventually sold for an astonishing HK$25.3 million (including buyer’s premium) to an Asian collector over the telephone, more than tripling the previous record for the artist. (The previous record for Lee Man Fong was also achieved by Sotheby’s Hong Kong when his Magnificent Horses sold for HK$8,180,000/ US$1,048,718 in October 2009.)

Discussing the sale, Mok Kim Chuan, Sotheby’s Head of Southeast Asian Paintings, said: “In today’s more mature market for Southeast Asian Art, collectors are selective and discerning, but eager to compete for quality works. The sale was characterised by several determined and protracted bidding battles for prized lots including Ronald Ventura’s Rebel’s Optics, which soared above its high estimate of HK$220,000 to achieve HK$1.58 million (US$202,564; lot 78), I Nyoman Masriadi’s I’m Still Lucky, which achieved the Second Highest Auction Price for the Artist when it brought HK$4.94 million (US$633,333; lot38) against a pre-sale estimate of HK$800,000-1.5 million, and Lee Man Fong’s Bali Life, which set a World Record for the Artist and for any Southeast Asian Painting at Auction when it sold for HK$25.3 million (US$3,243,590; lot 138). I was also pleased to see the enthusiastic response to new artists such as Nikki Luna whose Unmentionables brought HK$93,750 (US$12,019; lot 24) against a pre-sale estimate of HK$40,000-60,000.”

Bali Life is the only known piece in Lee’s acclaimed Balinese series executed on canvas as opposed to masonite board, rendering it even rarer. Executed circa 1960s, the apex of the artist’s career, Bali Life succeeds in revealing Lee’s sophisticated handling of the subject and exemplifies his mastery of the technique.

 

Artist: Lee Man Fong

Subject: Memelihara kuda

Marks: Signed 

Material: Oil on board

Size: 120 x 95 cm

Estimade: € 25000,00

Watercolours
 

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LEE MAN FONG, 1913-1988 (China)
Title : Wanita – Seated NudeDate : 1952
 
Category : Watercolours
Medium :
: watercolour and ink on paper
 
 
 

 

LEE MAN FONG,Wanita – Seated Nude,Christie’s,Amsterdam

 

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  Estimate : 2 000 EUR – 3 000 EUR  
 
LEE MAN FONG, 1913-1988 (China)
Title : Monyet 2Date :
 
Category : Watercolours
Medium :
: Watercol. on paper
 
 
 

 

LEE MAN FONG,Monyet 2,Sidharta Auctioneer,Jakarta

 

 

 
  
 
  Estimate : 8 000 000 Rp – 12 000 000 Rp  
 
LEE MAN FONG, 1913-1988 (China)
Title : WHITE ROSESDate :
 
Category : Watercolours
Medium :
: Watercolour on paper
 
 
 

 

LEE MAN FONG,WHITE ROSES,Sotheby’s,Singapore

 

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  Estimate : 3 000 SGD – 4 000 SGD  
       

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LEE MAN FONG, 1913-1988 (China)
Title : Learning to ride a horseDate :
 
Category : Paintings
Medium :
: Oil on masonite
 
 
 

 

LEE MAN FONG,Learning to ride a horse,Christie’s,Hong Kong

 

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  Estimate : 320 000 HKD – 500 000 HKD  
 
LEE MAN FONG, 1913-1988 (China)
Title : Man with RoosterDate : 1946
 
Category : Paintings
Medium :
: Oil on canvas
 
 
 

 

LEE MAN FONG,Man with Rooster,Christie’s,Hong Kong

 

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  Estimate : 400 000 HKD – 550 000 HKD  
 
LEE MAN FONG, 1913-1988 (China)
Title : GoldfishDate :
 
Category : Paintings
Medium :
: Oil on masonite
 
 
 

 

LEE MAN FONG,Goldfish,Christie’s,Hong Kong

 

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  Estimate : 250 000 HKD – 350 000 HKD  
 
LEE MAN FONG, 1913-1988 (China)
Title : White DovesDate :
 
Category : Paintings
Medium :
: Oil on masonite
 
 
 

 

LEE MAN FONG,White Doves,Christie’s,Hong Kong

 

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  Estimate : 180 000 HKD – 280 000 HKD  
 
LEE MAN FONG, 1913-1988 (China)
Title : Jeune filleDate :
 
Category : Paintings
Medium :
: Oil on canvas laid down on board
: Huile sur toile marouflée sur panneau
 
 
 

 

LEE MAN FONG,Jeune fille,Aguttes,Paris

 

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  Estimate : 8 000 EUR – 12 000 EUR  
 
LEE MAN FONG, 1913-1988 (China)
Title : Zwei KarpfenDate :
 
Category : Paintings
Medium :
: Oil on board
: Öl auf Platte
 
 
 

 

LEE MAN FONG,Zwei Karpfen,Galerie Koller,Zürich

 

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  Estimate : 15 000 CHF – 25 000 CHF  
 
LEE MAN FONG, 1913-1988 (China)
Title : FOOD VENDORDate :
 
Category : Paintings
Medium :
: Oil on board
 
 
 

 

LEE MAN FONG,FOOD VENDOR,Sotheby’s,Hong Kong

 

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  Estimate : 280 000 HKD – 380 000 HKD  
 
LEE MAN FONG, 1913-1988 (China)
Title : ROJAK SELLERDate : 1955
 
Category : Paintings
Medium :
: Oil on canvas
 
 
 

 

LEE MAN FONG,ROJAK SELLER,Sotheby’s,Hong Kong

 

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  Estimate : 600 000 HKD – 800 000 HKD  
 
LEE MAN FONG, 1913-1988 (China)
Title : LANDSCAPE (VILLAGE BY THE RIVER)Date : 1946
 
Category : Paintings
Medium :
: Oil on board
 
 
 

 

LEE MAN FONG,LANDSCAPE (VILLAGE BY THE RIVER),Sotheby’s,Hong Kong

 

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  Estimate : 400 000 HKD – 600 000 HKD  
 
LEE MAN FONG, 1913-1988 (China)
Title : UNLOADING RICE (BOAT QUAY)Date : 1977
 
Category : Paintings
Medium :
: oil on masonite board
 
 
 

 

LEE MAN FONG,UNLOADING RICE (BOAT QUAY),Sotheby’s,Hong Kong

 

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  Estimate : 380 000 HKD – 550 000 HKD  
       

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Lee man fong,Village by the river,est 400.000-600.00 HK

Auction House:
Borobodur /May 22, 2011
Estimate: €82,752.91 – €110,337.22
Price: €340.62

 

 

Title : SEPASANG IKAN (A PAIR OF GOLDFISH)

Date : ca 1960/19700

Estimate : 100 000 HKD – 150 000 HKD

 

Title : DOVES

 

Srangan 1957,est 400.000-600.000 HK

 

Estimate : 800 000 HKD – 1 200 000 HKD

Doves 1956

 

 

 

 

Nude 1945,Est 220.000-390.000HK

 

 

The weaving girl

St 200.000-220.000HK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June fille,est 120.000HK

 

 

Lee man fong,gold fish

Est125.000-185.000 HK

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lee man fong,satay seller

Est 280.000-380.000 HK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lee man fong

Family in harmony

1.000.000-2.000.000HK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lee man fong

Doves

Est 1.000.000-2.000.000 HK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balinese temple

Est 400.000-800.000 HK

 

Rojak seller

Est 300.000-500.000 HK

 

Food vendor

Est 200.000-250.000 HK

 

Rojak seller

Est 250.000-350.000 HK

 

Dove

Est 200.000-300.000 HK

 

Doves 1978

Est 240.000-320.000 HK

 

Two horse 1948

Est 1.000.000-2.000.000HK

 

 

Doves

Est 240.000-320.000 HK

 

Cowheard and fried

Est 230.000-340.000HK

 

Dove at rest

Est 280.00-340.000 HK

 

A pair of dove 1935

Est 300.000-400.000HK

 

Rooster and hen

Est 300.000-400.000HK

 

Cowrider and flute

Est200.000-300.000HK

 

 

Bali life

 

Gold fish

Est 125.000-175.000HK

 

Girl with offering

Est 250.000-350.0000 

 

la meter atisser

est 30.000-40.000

 

man with horse

est 280.000-320.000

 

doves

est 300.000-450.000

 

golfish

280.00-350.000

 

satay seller

200.000-350.000

 

magnificent horse

1.500.000-3.500.000

 

a balinese women waeving

20.000-30.000 ponud

 

balinese man with his cock fighter

35.000-40.000 gbp

 

family of horse

1.200.000-1.600.000 hk

 

doves

200.000-280.000 hk

 

chrysant in glass bottle

280.000-320.000 hk

 

hangzhou landscape

160.000-250.000 hk

 

seated nude

300.000-400.000 hk

 

bird market

15.000-20.000 gpd

 

lady dancer

69 jt-90jt rp

 

cowherd play flute on bufalo

250.000-350.000 hk

 

doves

450.000-650.000 hk

 

 

rabbit

 

folwer and fruit

 

spinner

 

spinner

 

balinese beauty

 

a pair of dove

 

chrysant in glass bowl

 

still life hortensia

 

grooming

 

bath

320.000-450.000 hk

 

goldfish

 

kembang sepatu

 

goldfish

 

doves

 

spinner

 

fetching water

 

feeding horse

 

goldfish

 

 

 

 

 

cockatoos

 

two doves

 

buffalo herd boys

 

stallion

 

rojak seller

 

DOWN TOWN BATAVIA

 

MOUNT WUYI

 

 

BRIDGE AT HUADI

 

THE GREAT WALL

 

BALINESE SPINNER

 

UNDER THE TREE

 

TAN HOCK KENG TEMPLE

 

TWO COOLIES

 

LIFE OF PEACES

 

DOVES

 

FLOWER AND APPLE

 

BALINESE WEAVER

 

DACHSUND

 

DOVES

 

KUNYIN AND FLOWER

100.000-120.000 S$

 

 

ROJAK SELLER

 

 

ROOSTER AND HEN

 

RECLINING NUDE

 

450.000-600.000 HKD

 

 

 

THREE HORSE

 

 

 

TWO HORSES

 

 

ROOSTER

 

 

PAGODA AT QUANZHOU(KAY YUAN TEMPLE)

 

 

TWO CARPS

 

 

TWO GOLD FISH

 

 

ROJAK SELLER

 

 

TWO DOG

 

 

TWO GOAT

 

 

DANCER

 

 

ROJAK SELLER

 

 

OLD COUPLE

 

 

GEESE

 

 

PIGEON

 

 

COCKATOOS

 

 

HORSE

 

 

TRANSCEDENCE

 

 

DOVES

 

 

SATAY SELLER

 

 A PAIR OF DOVES

 

 

TWO DOVES

 

 

COWHERD PLAY FLUTE WITH TWO BUFFALOS

 

 

ROJAK SELLER

 

 

TWO PARROTS

 

 

GROOMING THE HAIR

 

 

FORGOTTEN

 

 

SATAY SELLER

 

 TIGER

 

 

TWO BUFFALO BY THE RIVER AND BOY RESTING

 

 

TWO RABBIT

 

 

FRUIT SELLER

 

 

 

DOVES

 

 

WATER BUFFALOS

 

 

THREE HORSES

 

 

LANDSCAPES

 

 

WEAVER

 

 

SEATED NUDE

 

 

GOLD FISH

AND MANY LEE MAN FONG PAINTING WHICH THE ILLUSTRATIONS WERE NOT FOUND, I HAVE SEEN MY FALIY ASWIN MANJANI THE PAINTING MANY GOLD FISH.

I HOPE WHONFOUND LEE MAN FONG PAINTING THAT DID NOT LIST HEAR TO GIVE ME INFO VIA COMMENT WITH UPLOAD ILLUSTRATIONS

THE END @ COPYRIGHT 2012

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2 responses to “the famous painter lee man fong history collections

  1. Dear Sir, At http://www.venduehuis.com you can find a till now unknown Lee Man Fong, ‘two ducks’, to be sold at May 15th. If you want more info let me know. You can download the picture from our site.

    • halo Mr velinga ,
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