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Ketut Soki Sold at Auction Prices

b. 1946 - d. 2022


Known locally simply as Pak Soki, which means Mr. Soki in Indonesian, he was born on the beautiful tropical island of Bali in 1946. His small village is known as 'The Village of Young Artists" because of the number of artists, that have been trained there by several very famous and world renown artists in the 1930's and 40's such as such as ARIE SMIT, HENDRA GUNAWAN, AFFANDI, LE MAYEUR, and ANTONIO BLANCO.
Influenced by Matisse

Influenced by Matisse

"THERE is still much artistic endeavor in Bali, though the scene is not as lively as it once was. The last great burst of creativity came in the early sixties, again at the instigation of a foreigner. In 1960 a Dutch painter named Arie Smit, who had been living in Bali for four years, was strolling through the countryside near Campuan, and came upon some boys who were drawing in the sand. He was struck by their talent, and invited them to his studio. There he gave them paints and brushes and instructed them in technique but made no suggestions as to color or content, and kept his own richly coloristic, Matisse-influenced paintings out of sight. The results, which became known as the Young Artists movement, were vigorous genre scenes, often broadly humorous, rendered in bright, flat colors with strong contours." from: Ubud, the heart of Bali by Jamie James (www.baliguide.com/ubud_hob/)

"One day in 1960, when Arie Smit lived in a house near Campuan in the Ubud district, he went for a walk through the rice fields in neighbouring a neighboring village. There he found a young boy drawing pictures in the sand. Smit invited the youth to his studio and gave him crayons and paper. The name of the young boy was I Nyoman Cakra. As a true Balinese, Nyoman didn't want to be alone, so he asked, "Can my nephew come too?" His nephew was I Ketut Soki, and these two youths became Smit's first pupils." http://www.asiafoto.com/article1.htm
Pencil Drawings to Oil Masterpieces

I. Ketut Soki was one of those young boys 'drawing in the sand'! He was 12 years old and always has been drawing. With studies with Arie Smit, he began drawing sketches and then adding color. Still today, he spends a week or so, just doing the pencil drawing before adding the oil colors. The last stage of adding the incredible oil colors can take up to a month and a half to finish for a large canvas.
Balinese Daily Life; Festivals; Offerings; & Celebrations

His incredibly detailed paintings include details of everyday life on this beautiful island. From the cycle of rice planting thru harvesting; the many Balinese ceremonies like birth, tooth filing, to cremation ceremonies, all are included in his paintings. The colors include lush greens, blues and golds. The sky is shown sometimes at sun rise, sometimes in a rich blue.

So look over the paintings shown here. He can even custom paint a subject of your choice. Been to Bali and marveled at the ceremonies? Pick a painting that shows this so you'll always remember your visit to Bali, "The Island Of The Gods".
Arie Smit & Walter Spies

Soki has been painting now for over 50 years and the maturity of his work reflects that. He has been influenced by many famous artists: Arie Smit, of course, his teacher, and other Dutch painters like Walter Spies. His early styles and color choices have grown into a varied palate of golds, blues, and greens.

His work sits in many museums world wide and is owned by such famous collectors former President Suharto and Sukarno!

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        • KETUT SOKI | The Harvest (Panen)
          May. 25, 2024

          KETUT SOKI | The Harvest (Panen)

          Est: S$1,300 - S$1,800

          Acrylic on canvas: 85 x 125 cm Signed, lower right: Kt. Soki, Penestanan, Ubud

          Global Auction
        • TEMPERA LANDSCAPE BY KETUT SOKI
          Nov. 21, 2023

          TEMPERA LANDSCAPE BY KETUT SOKI

          Est: €200 - €300

          KETUT SOKI (Bali 1946 - 2022) Paesaggio balinese Tempera su tela, cm. 44 x 35 Firma in basso a destra In cornice

          Casa d'Aste Babuino
        • KETUT SOKI (1946-2022): An Indonesian oil on canvass painting of a busy village scene, signed, lower right: K.
          Nov. 17, 2023

          KETUT SOKI (1946-2022): An Indonesian oil on canvass painting of a busy village scene, signed, lower right: K.

          Est: £200 - £300

          KETUT SOKI (1946-2022): An Indonesian oil on canvass painting of a busy village scene, signed, lower right: K. Soki, Penestanan Ubud, framed - unglazed, 122cm x 53cm.

          John Nicholson's Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers
        • I KETUT SOKI | Bali life
          Nov. 07, 2023

          I KETUT SOKI | Bali life

          Est: S$500 - S$700

          Acrylic on canvas: 50 x 50 cm Signed, lower right: Kt. Soki, Penestanan Ubud

          Global Auction
        • KETUT SOKI (INDONESIA, B.1946) - VILLAGE SCENE, OIL ON CANVAS.
          Jun. 26, 2023

          KETUT SOKI (INDONESIA, B.1946) - VILLAGE SCENE, OIL ON CANVAS.

          Est: $250 - $500

          Ketut Soki (Indonesian, b.1946) - Village Scene, Oil on Canvas. Singed. 85x65cm. I Ketut Soki (born 1946 in Balinese) is a successful artist from Bali. As a boy, he was one of the first two children to receive art lessons from the famous artist Arie Smit, and so one of the founders of the Young Artists movement. In 1960, Arie Smit went for a walk through the rice fields in Penestanan, Bali, and found a young boy drawing pictures in the sand. Smit invited the boy to his studio and gave him crayons and paper. The name of the young boy was I Nyoman Cakra. As a true Balinese, Nyoman did not want to be alone, so he asked, Can my nephew come too? His nephew was I Ketut Soki and these two youths became Smits first pupils.

          Pasarel
        • I KETUT SOKI (1946-)
          Jun. 23, 2022

          I KETUT SOKI (1946-)

          Est: €300 - €400

          I KETUT SOKI (1946-) Market scene Colours on canvas, 86 x 66 cm (with frame) Signed "Ke Soki/ Penestanan/ Ubud" in the lower right corner. Provenance: Italian private collection.

          Bertolami Fine Arts s.r.l.
        • Landscape of Bali
          Dec. 18, 2021

          Landscape of Bali

          Est: Rp14,000,000 - Rp18,000,000

          Soki, Ketut (b. 1946, Indonesian), Landscape of Bali, , acrylics on canvas, 85 x 125 cm, signed on lower right, Pick up point: Bali, Tags: traditional, indonesian, indonesia, balinese, bali IMPORTANT INFO Bidders need to know We encourage all buyers to check for condition reports and or other photos before bidding. The absence of a condition report does not imply that the lot is free from damage and wear. Please go through photos for more details on conditions and age; color will be different depends on your screen. All the items are sold as is and all sales are final. We encourage all bidders to review our terms and conditions before bidding. Please contact us through email [email protected] if you need any further information.

          Larasati Auctioneers
        • Ketut Soki Penestanan Ubud Bali village scene Painting
          Oct. 30, 2021

          Ketut Soki Penestanan Ubud Bali village scene Painting

          Est: $100 - $200

          Item Description Dimensions (HxWxD) 39x29x3 Weight Flat Shipping Rate (Within Continental U.S.) Oversized, will calculate shipping once auction is Complete Local Delivery Charge (Phoenix, AZ Metropolitan Area) (Maricopa County Only) $80.00 We Ship World Wide (some restrictions apply). Please check the legality of the item within your country/state before bidding. If there are restrictions we will not ship. All shipping costs will be invoiced separately after payment of the auction item/s are made. We will combine/discount shipping where applicable. Local Pickup We allow local pick up of your item by appointment only. Please contact us after your payment is made to schedule a pickup time/date. Pick-Up Dates/Time: Monday Nov 1st, Tuesday Nov 2nd, Wednesday Nov 3rd, 9am to 2pm Pick-Up Location: Cave Creek AZ, Cave Creek Rd & Spur Cross Rd (exact address will be given after purchase is complete) Item number: 523087

          Ace Of Estates
        • I KETUT SOKI Bali 1946 Temple festival in
          Jun. 29, 2021

          I KETUT SOKI Bali 1946 Temple festival in

          Est: -

          I KETUT SOKI Bali 1946 Temple festival in Penestanan, Bali. Gouache on canvas, signed. 25 x 19.5 cm, framed. Keywords: image, art, artwork, picture

          Sigalas
        • Ketut Soki (Indonesia, b. 1946) Acrylic on Canvas
          Jan. 21, 2020

          Ketut Soki (Indonesia, b. 1946) Acrylic on Canvas

          Est: $200 - $400

          DESCRIPTION: An acrylic on canvas painting by Bali artist Ketut Soki, titled "Penestanan Ubud" depicting a continuous village scene with pagodas, figures and tropical foliage. Signed lower right. Framed. The verso is stamped with artists name. CIRCA: 20th Century ORIGIN: Indonesia DIMENSIONS: H. 12" x W. 36" CONDITION: Great condition. See lot description for details on item condition. More detailed condition requests can be obtained via email ([email protected]) or SMS (305) 333-4134. Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Akiba Antiques shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

          Akiba Galleries
        • Soki, Ketut, (b. Penestanan, Gianyar, Bali, 1946)
          Aug. 24, 2019

          Soki, Ketut, (b. Penestanan, Gianyar, Bali, 1946)

          Est: Rp3,600,000 - Rp5,400,000

          Soki, Ketut, (b. Penestanan, Gianyar, Bali, 1946), Village Scene, acrylics on canvas , √ Signed, √ Framed

          Sidharta Auctioneer
        • Soki, Ketut, (b. Penestanan, Gianyar, Bali, 1946)
          Aug. 24, 2019

          Soki, Ketut, (b. Penestanan, Gianyar, Bali, 1946)

          Est: Rp6,000,000 - Rp9,000,000

          Soki, Ketut, (b. Penestanan, Gianyar, Bali, 1946), Pemandangan di Bali, acrylics on canvas , √ Signed, √ Framed

          Sidharta Auctioneer
        • Pementasan Calonarang
          Jul. 20, 2019

          Pementasan Calonarang

          Est: Rp7,000,000 - Rp10,000,000

          Ketut Soki, Pementasan Calonarang, acrylic on canvas, 92 x 62 cm, signed on lower right

          Larasati Auctioneers
        • Soki, Ketut (b. Penestanan, Gianyar, Bali, 1946) Bali Life #1
          Mar. 23, 2019

          Soki, Ketut (b. Penestanan, Gianyar, Bali, 1946) Bali Life #1

          Est: Rp4,000,000 - Rp6,000,000

          Soki, Ketut (b. Penestanan, Gianyar, Bali, 1946) Bali Life #1 acrylics on canvas 85 x 65 cm

          Sidharta Auctioneer
        • Soki, Ketut (b. Penestanan, Gianyar, Bali, 1946) Pasar Di Ubud
          Mar. 23, 2019

          Soki, Ketut (b. Penestanan, Gianyar, Bali, 1946) Pasar Di Ubud

          Est: Rp4,000,000 - Rp6,000,000

          Soki, Ketut (b. Penestanan, Gianyar, Bali, 1946) Pasar Di Ubud acrylics on canvas 65 x 85 cm

          Sidharta Auctioneer
        • Arakan Barong
          Feb. 16, 2019

          Arakan Barong

          Est: Rp3,000,000 - Rp4,000,000

          Soki, Ketut, Arakan Barong, acrylics on canvas, 34.5 x 51.5 cm, signed at lower right

          Larasati Auctioneers
        • Soki, Ketut - Panen Raya di Bali
          Dec. 09, 2018

          Soki, Ketut - Panen Raya di Bali

          Est: Rp6,000,000 - Rp9,000,000

          Soki, Ketut (b. Penestanan, Gianyar, Bali, 1946) Panen Raya di Bali acrylics on canvas 60 x 80 cm

          Sidharta Auctioneer
        • Soki, Ketut (b. Penestanan, Gianyar, Bali, 1946) - Ceremony in Bali
          Aug. 25, 2018

          Soki, Ketut (b. Penestanan, Gianyar, Bali, 1946) - Ceremony in Bali

          Est: Rp8,000,000 - Rp12,000,000

          Soki, Ketut (b. Penestanan, Gianyar, Bali, 1946) - Ceremony in Bali acrylics on canvas 100 x 130 cm

          Sidharta Auctioneer
        • Ketut I Soki, Indonesian (born 1946) Acrylic on Board "The Rice Harvest, Penestanan" Signed Lower Right. Good condition.
          Jun. 27, 2018

          Ketut I Soki, Indonesian (born 1946) Acrylic on Board "The Rice Harvest, Penestanan" Signed Lower Right. Good condition.

          Est: $300 - $400

          Ketut I Soki, Indonesian (born 1946) Acrylic on Board "The Rice Harvest, Penestanan" Signed Lower Right. Good condition. Measures 25" H x 17" W, frame measures 28" H x 20" W. Shipping $145.00 (estimate $300-$400)

          Kodner Galleries
        • Oil on Canvas, The Rice Harvest, Penestanan, Ketut Soki, b.1946, Ubud, Bali
          Apr. 15, 2018

          Oil on Canvas, The Rice Harvest, Penestanan, Ketut Soki, b.1946, Ubud, Bali

          Est: $300 - $500

          Oil on Canvas, The Rice Harvest, Penestanan, Ketut Soki, b.1946, Ubud, Bali Note: The artist now in his 70s is represented in private & public collections internationally, framed Provenance: The property of a Gentleman 85 x 63 cm

          Theodore Bruce
        • Soki, Ketut
          Dec. 03, 2017

          Soki, Ketut

          Est: Rp7,000,000 - Rp10,500,000

          Riang Gembira (Ceremony In Bali)

          Sidharta Auctioneer
        • Kehidupan di Bali
          Feb. 28, 2016

          Kehidupan di Bali

          Est: Rp12,000,000 - Rp17,000,000

          signed (lower right)

          Larasati Auctioneers
        • Soki, Ketut
          Nov. 27, 2011

          Soki, Ketut

          Est: Rp8,000,000 - Rp12,000,000

          Soki, Ketut, (b. Penestanan, Gianyar, Bali, 1946)Pura Warna- warni, acrylic on canvas , 85 x 65 cm, Signed Framed.

          Sidharta Auctioneer
        • Soki, Ketut (b. Penestanan, Gianyar, Bali,
          Jul. 24, 2011

          Soki, Ketut (b. Penestanan, Gianyar, Bali,

          Est: Rp6,000,000 - Rp9,000,000

          Soki, Ketut (b. Penestanan, Gianyar, Bali, 1946) Potong Padi 2006 acrylics on canvas 65 x 85 cm √ Signed √ Dated √ Framed√ certificated

          Sidharta Auctioneer
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