This painting was documented in 1986, in Ibrahim Hussein a Retrospective held at the National Art Gallery. It was collected 5 years before the retrospective alongside 3 other work the same year. The first painting in the collection that was made in 1969 was donated by Dunlop Malayan Industries, Entitled Tumult. The National Art Gallery began collecting works by Ibrahim since the mid-1960s to the 80s, totaling of 8 artworks both from acquisition and donation.
BACKGROUND & EXTERNAL DATA
ABOUT IBRAHIM HUSSEIN
‘’Spanning twenty-three years (since 1963), Ibrahim Hussein has been exhibiting in solo exhibitions, group shows, national exhibition and representing Malaysia in international Biennales and Triennale. Ibrahim Hussein hails from Kedah, a state which has produced a number of artists who have made pronounced mark In the development of art in Malaysia—among them are the late Ibrahim Abu Bakar, Ismail Zain, Joseph Tan, Khoo Sui-Hoe, Sharifah Fatimah Zubir,Amron Omar,Anuar Rashid and Lye Yau Fatt. In the context of the Malaysian art scene, Ibrahim Hussein is a successful artist with a single-minded sense of purpose, involvement, dedication. His name has become popularly known in Malaysian society. In the social scene, Ibrahim has achieved a measure of success—making him a standard by which young artist aspire to reach’’
– Dato’ Azman Hashim.
Chairman, Board of Trustee National Art Gallery. FOREWORD. IBRAHIM HUSSEIN A RETROSPECTIVE, 1986.