Times donate 95 works to SAM


Times Publishing donated 95 artworks to the Singapore Art Museum (SAM). Times Publishing had commissioned the collection 32 years ago, for a series of calendars depicting traditional trades and street scenes of Singapore.

The Times Collection, which is valued at $1.3 million, comprises 94 paintings and one sculpture, by eminent Singaporean artists who created the works during the the nation-building years of the 1970s and early 1980s. Artists include Chua Mia Tee, Choo Keng Kwang and Lee Boon Wang. Times Publishing has released a book, titled Living Colours, which features works from the collection.
20 paintings from the collection will be shown at the SAM until Feb 5 2006.