The Edge, one of Malaysia’s leading business publications is actually one of the strong movers of the Malaysian arts. This is clearly evident through the periodical reports on art exhibitions, shows and other local art news reported by the magazine.
As part of its efforts in the promotion of the local and regional arts scene, The Edge has evolved into a premier lifestyle platform where art, as it is perceived is a sound investment tool, ventured into this segment with physical space.
Through The Edge Galerie, art exhibitions can be held while art in itself can be enjoyed and appreciated. The Edge Galerie is one of the most recently established art spaces in Malaysia operated by this renowned media group where readers and art lovers can immerse in the amazing world of arts and culture that Malaysia is so very rich with.
The Edge Galerie is a brave and noble integration of investment and culture and that is one area that no other galleries can contend with. The Edge Galerie offers an intriguing art space in which the lines are clearly drawn that buying and appreciating art is a type of investment both psychologically and financially.
In June, The Edge held its first art auction of Contemporary and Modern Malaysian Art. The auction had its preview both in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur throughout the month of June before the actual auction day on June 29th at DoubleTree by Hilton in Kuala Lumpur. There were in total 33 pieces of artwork form very renowned and established Malaysian artists that included Abdul Latiff Mohidin’s 1956 ‘Pago-Pago’ painting which was sold for RM22,000.
Datuk Chuah Thean Teng’s ‘Female Nude’ painting went under the hammer for RM77,000 while the highest bid went to Datuk Ibrahim Hussein’s ‘Kuala Lumpur IX Months’ which was sold for RM495,000.