Lot 118: BOB YUDHITA AGUNG (b. 1971) SAHABAT ABU, 2016, Acrylic on canvas

Est: MYR6,000 - MYR10,000
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Description: They look like strange bedfellows, the women whether shown full-figure or just with the faces or with tudung. Bob ‘Sick’ Yudhita Agung’s work, Sahabat Abu, seems like an Indonesian take of Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’ Avignon (The Young Ladies Of Avignon, 1907, originally The Prostitutes Of Avignon). It has the same African mask-like faces, while the one standing on the right has dark skin and with her right hand bifurcating into legs. The one on top in the middle sports a tattoo face while two heads on the left look like busybody aunties. Is the one in a green cocoon the ‘mamasan’? The small man below with his raised left hand probably is ‘Abu’. Is Abu the paramour, a playboy perhaps, or worse, one making the women to offer sexual favours?Bob Yudhita Agung, who calls himself ‘Vincent van Bob’, paints in the Primitive-Naïve vein with the graffiti of Jean-Michel Basquiat. He studied at the Indonesian Institute of Art in Yogyakarta where he received the Affandi Award in 1994. He was in the same batch as Ugo Untoro and S. Teddy D. His style is somewhat a bit like A.R. Penck, Eddie Hara and Malaysia’s Chong Hip Seng. He showed with his former wife, Widi, at the Green Art Space in Yogyakarta in 2016. “I believe I can fly, with paint I believe can fly. Don’t worry be happy,” is his favourite refrain.
Dimensions: 179cm x 140cm
Artist or Maker: BOB YUDHITA AGUNG
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Date: 2016
Provenance: Private collection, Kuala Lumpur
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