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    Sale 2616

    Southeast Asian Modern and Contemporary Art

    30 November 2008, Hong Kong

  • Lot 335

    AGUS SUWAGE (b. Indonesia 1959)

    Swarga nunut (Following heaven)

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    AGUS SUWAGE (b. Indonesia 1959)
    Swarga nunut (Following heaven)
    signed and dated 'AGUS SUWAGE 2003' (lower right)
    acrylic on canvas
    78¾ x 59 in. (200 x 150 cm.)

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    Hello, how are you? It's a pleasure to meet you. Let me introduce myself. My name is Agus Suwage.

    Drink, music, women and animals I like them all a lot better than writing. I am not too fond of abstract painting or economics either.

    The smell of earth in the garden after rain, the smell of a baby's breath and the feathers of a dove - these are the things difficult both to write about and to paint

    (Agus Suwage, This Room of Mine: The Paintings of Agus Suwage, solo exhibition catalogue, Galeri Lontar, Jakarta, 1997)