IMPORTANT PHILIPPINE ART | A0918
AUCTION | 23 SEPTEMBER 2017, 2PM
PREVIEW | 15-22 SEPTEMBER, 10AM-8PM
Lao Lianben (b. 1948)
Portrait of a Tree
Acrylic and pencil on paper
76.2 x 57.2 cm (30 x 22 1/2 in)
Viewers are left to contemplate the hazy impression of a single tree, marked like a fingerprint on a white panel. Rapid overlay strokes form the leaves, merging at the trunk that drips on to the foreground, while simultaneously meeting with the linearity of the textured background.