Lot 144: LIM KIM HAI (b. 1950) UNTITLED, 2006, Watercolour on paper

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Description: Dubbed the ‘Apple King’, then Paris-based Lim Kim Hai made an impactful homecoming in the late 1980s with his large canvases of apples conveying homilies of life using apples with poetic empathy and symbolic qualities. But painting apples is not his only forte, as he can be equally adept at other western fruits besides painting Hyper-Realist satin sheets, indoor window-sill dressings and beautiful landscapes. Lim Kim Hai had won several prizes when residing in France for 17 years. His awards: Silver and Gold Awards in the Salon des Artistes Francais in 1981 and 1982 respectively; Silver Award in the Salon Internationale du Val d’ Or in 1984; Prix Henri Lehmann Award from the Institut de France in 1986; Golden and Public awards from 52e Salon des Beaux Arts, Enghien-les-Bains in France in 1987. From 1989 to 1992, he had solos in Russia, Spain and France, including at the Valmay Art Gallery, Paris in 1988. In Singapore, he had solos at Singapore’s National Museum, Hotel Meridien and Gallery Art Forum in 1988. He had a major homecoming exhibition at Galeri Maybank, Kuala Lumpur, in October-November 1992. Kim Hai studied at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Art in Singapore in 1970-1972, and the Ecole Superieure des Beaux Arts in Paris in 1975-1980.
Dimensions: 54cm x 74cm
Artist or Maker: LIM KIM HAI
Medium: Watercolour on paper
Date: 2006
Provenance: Private collection, Kuala Lumpur
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