The Head of Ah Beng is part of a series of ‘portraits’ dealing with social and cultural aspects of society. These are abstracted images of real and imaginary people. Ah Beng represents the artist’s interpretation of a Singaporean character that projects his identity through dress and behaviour – preoccupation with money and status, as expressed in the use of the dollar sign. This work is part of the Singapore Art Museum Collection. Physical dimensions of original: 600 x 448 mm.
This digital copy © National Library Board Singapore 2008. The original work © Thomas Yeo 1994.