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Henry Butcher Art Auction 2012 – Event Coverage & Result

Held at MAP @ Publika in White Box, the Henry Butcher Art Auction 2012 was held recently on 6th May 2012. Registration for bidders started at 11.00am and by 12.30pm, the auction hall was almost filled to the brim.

The organizer was extremely accommodating where they added more chairs to ensure everyone got a seat. At 1.00pm, the event started and despite the additional seats, some of the guests had to stand behind the hall as there were more than expected.

The organizers said that the auction will begin and hoped that everyone will have a good time bidding for their masterpieces.

It was a hilarious scene when the first painting that was shown on the screen was ‘The Scream’ by Vincent Van Gogh where the auctioneer said would start at RM10. After the light comical relief, the auction was underway and there were no stopping the bidders.

One can see that there were about a hundred bidders in the hall while 4 telephone operators were on duty to accept telephone (absentee) bids. Some paintings were sold quite quickly while a numbered few went on for a few rounds before the highest bidder won.

Bidding prices started lower than expected

One can expect an eventful day as it has always been with Henry Butcher Art Auctions where the guests came to bid for art pieces that they liked and there were many available with price starting from RM8,000.

For anyone who knows Malaysian art, it can be said that most of the artworks being auctioned were underpriced which meant that they were very much affordable. To say the least, Ivan Lam’s painting was auctioned off at RM17,600, which is only a fraction of what his paintings would sell in the current art market.

Another painting was Beach Street Penang by Peter Liew where the bidding stopped at RM22,000 which was under the reserved price and hence, it had to be sold at RM23,000 in order to complete the deal.

Eng Tay’s ‘Day End (1995)’ painting received the most bids where it was expected to be sold between RM28,000 to RM38,000 but respond was so overwhelming that a bidder finally won the deal for RM60,000.

This could still be considered quite a steal as the legendary Eng Tay’s paintings today would surely be worth more than that. And when the most prized painting came about, it would raise everyone’s interest. The piece by Datuk Ibrahim Hussein, which was expected to fetch a price between RM800,000 to RM1,200,000 was sold for RM797,500.00.

There were several known people in the art scene that attended the Henry Butcher Art Auction that ranged from gallery owners to renowned collectors while some of the artists too were present.

The paintings were auctioned off at an average of 5 minutes per piece and by 4.00pm, all the artworks were sold to their prospective new owners. It was truly an artistic event where most of the bidders bought what they liked and went home satisfied with owning a new classical piece of Malaysian art.

Total Sales for the auction is RM4,007,300.00.

Results are extracted from www.hbart.com.my

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Khalil Ibrahim
Amron Omar
Amron Omar
Sharifah Fatimah Syed Zubir, Dato’
Peter Liew
Zulkifli Yusoff
Zulkifli Yusoff
Tew Nai Tong
Yusof Ghani
Khalil Ibrahim
Tan Choon Ghee
Chia Yu Chian
Chia Yu Chian
Tan Choon Ghee
Ahmad Khalid Yusof
Yusof Ghani
Peter Liew
Kok Yew Puah
Eng Tay
Lim Kim Hai
Khoo Sui Hoe
Sharifah Fatimah Syed Zubir, Dato’
Yusof Ghani
Chuah Thean Teng, Dato’
Khalil Ibrahim
Raphael Scott Ahbeng
Jolly Koh
Shafie Hassan
Lim Kim Hai
Juhari Said
Kow Leong Kiang
Kow Leong Kiang
Yau Bee Ling
Yau Bee Ling
Ivan Lam
Umibaizurah Mahir @ Ismail
Bayu Utomo Radjikin
Ahmad Shukri Mohamed
Hamir Soib @ Mohamed
Jalaini Abu Hassan
Chong Siew Ying
Ahmad Zakii Anwar
Lui Cheng Thak
Yeoh Kean Thai
Eston Tan
Pheh It Hao
Chang Fee Ming
Chang Fee Ming
Lye Yau Fatt
Syed Ahmad Jamal, Datuk
Syed Ahmad Jamal, Datuk
Syed Ahmad Jamal, Datuk
Syed Ahmad Jamal, Datuk
Syed Ahmad Jamal, Datuk
Abdul Latiff Mohidin
Abdul Latiff Mohidin
Abdul Latiff Mohidin
Ibrahim Hussein, Datuk
Cheng Haw Chien
Huang Yao
Huang Yao
Chung Chen Sun
Chen Wen Hsi
Cheong Soo Pieng
Chuah Thean Teng, Dato’
Lee Joo For, John
Peter Harris
Khaw Sia
Yong Mun Sen
Chuah Thean Teng, Dato’
Chuah Thean Teng, Dato’
Kuo Ju Ping
Khaw Sia
Mohd. Hoessein Enas, Dato’
Dzulkifli Buyong
Tay Hooi Keat, Dato’
Redza Piyadasa
Mohd. Hoessein Enas, Dato’
Ibrahim Hussein, Datuk
Abdul Latiff Mohidin
Patrick Ng Kah Onn
Abdullah Ariff
Abdullah Ariff
Chia Yu Chian
Ismail Hashim
Figures, 1997
Pertarungan, 2001
Pertarungan, 1998
Siri Gunung Jati, 1993
Flowers, 2007
Siri Peminangan Puteri Gunung Ledang, 1994
Ayam, 1997
Drying Fish, 1974
Topeng/Wayang – Jugra II, 1997
Fishermen, 1992
Kek Lok Si, 1976
Paris, 1961
Gained by Labours, 1987
Tower Bridge, 1992
Hikayat Seribu Satu Malam, 1995
Topeng-Putri Wayang Bersanding, 1998
Beach Street, Penang, 2008
Kelantanese Boats, 1996
Day End, 1995
Unity, 1988
Two Flying, 1989
The Journey 2, 1993
Siri Tari VII, 1984
Mother and Child, undated
Batik in Abstract, 1992
View of Old Staas, 1995
Untitled, 2002
Cuti Sekolah, 2001
No War, 2003
Katak Nak Jadi Lembu, 1999
Innocence 3, 1999
Malay Girl, 2002
Eating Noodles, 2001
Celebrations, 1997
911, 2001
Untouchable VII, 2009
Arang Atas Kertas, 1998
Insects Wallpaper, 2009
The Burning Bush, 2009
Stretched Form, 1993
Isle of Gold, 2008
Blue Kebyar, 1998
Dances of the Phoenix, 2006
Wrenching, 2007
Little Parliament Kopitiam, 2008
Kellie’s Castle, Perak, 2009
At Low Tide (Dar Es Salaam), 2005
Wayang Wong in Keningan, 1992
Remembrance Datuk Syed Ahmad Jamal, 2011
Sketch of Two Sisters, c.1966-68
Lady with Doves, 1956
Sketch of Siri Tumpal, c.1976-78
Christmas Card, undated
Malam Marang, 2001
Gelombang 92, 1992
Mindscape, 1976
Mindscape, 1983
Monorobos I, 1979
Scene Along Zambezi River, 1992
Reap What You Sow, 1980
Bridesmaid, 1980
Pumpkin, c.1965-68
Pigeons, c.1975-80
Fishing Village, 1965
The Husker, c.1980s
Romance of Country Life, 1968
The Blind Poet and the Wife, 1978
Red Cattleya, 1975
Batu Ferringhi Beach, 1948
Mother with Child In A Sling, c.1980s
Durian Sellers, 1990
City Life, 1962
Still Life with Lobster, undated
Sarawak Beauty, 1993
Tidurlah Anakku, 1967
Penang Hill I, 1973
Two Malay Women, 1985
Two Sisters, 1986
Red, Orange and Core, 1984
Nocturno I, 1969
Collage In Blue, 1963
Mother and Child, undated
Two Chinese Women, undated
Song Kee, 1985
Kedai Gunting, 1986
19,800.00
22,000.00
6,050.00
13,200.00
7,700.00
7,700.00
8,800.00
16,500.00
18,150.00
71,500.00
9,900.00
22,000.00
24,200.00
16,500.00
44,000.00
28,600.00
25,300.00
17,600.00
60,500.00
66,000.00
30,800.00
30,800.00
93,500.00
46,200.00
33,000.00
14,300.00
38,500.00
22,000.00
14,300.00
12,100.00
8,800.00
7,150.00
6,600.00
20,900.00
17,600.00
6,050.00
9,350.00
18,700.00
24,200.00
28,600.00
44,000.00
99,000.00
28,600.00
17,600.00
19,800.00
6,600.00
30,800.00
10,450.00
12,100.00
24,200.00
17,600.00
28,600.00
16,500.00
170,500.00
18,700.00
50,600.00
231,000.00
396,000.00
34,100.00
39,600.00
79,200.00
7,700.00
48,400.00
52,800.00
16,500.00
18,700.00
9,350.00
22,000.00
18,700.00
50,600.00
137,500.00
9,900.00
9,350.00
46,200.00
93,500.00
11,000.00
22,000.00
104,500.00
797,500.00
18,700.00
33,000.00
23,100.00
31,900.00
35,200.00
24,200.00

Note:
(i) The lots listed herein were sold at the prices shown above and include buyer’s premium as of 7 May 2012. The
figures are updated as at 7 May 2012 and may be revised from time to time to reflect any further post-auction
sales. Omitted lot numbers indicate lots that were withdrawn, passed, or unsold as of the publication of this list.
(ii) This list is intended for informational purposes, for the convenience of Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers’ customers only;
Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers shall not be responsible for any errors or omissions.

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