Remembering His Majesty

Art August 15, 2017 11:00

By The Nation

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As part of the “In Remembrance of H.M. King Bhumibol: The Supreme Artist” project conceived in recognition of the late King’s remarkable artistic talent and of his royal grace as a Thai art patron, the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre Foundation is holding the exhibition “Remembrance of the Great King” from August 24 to November 26 at the main gallery on the 8th floor.

The exhibition will feature more than 160 rare artworks of different mediums by leading Thai artists of various generations as well as precious collectibles related to King Rama IX, such as the portrait “Phrabat Somdet Phra Poramintharamaha Bhumibol Adulyadej Mahitalathibet Ramathibodi Chakkrinaruebodin Sayamminthrathirat Borommanatbophit (Silver Jubilee, 1971)” by Thongchai Srisukprasert and the print “Navamintraja No 8, 2013” by Pinit Phantaprawat, the artist responsible for engraving King Rama IX’s portraits for banknote production.

In addition, Sakchai Guy, editor and founder of Lips magazine, has brought together rarely seen photographs of King Bhumibol for a special show. For many pictures, the names of the photographers are unknown, or the date and place cannot be identified. The exhibition is curated by Prof Dr Apinan Poshyananda, Tawatchai Somkong and Sakchai Guy. Find out more at