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Definitive study of Gusti Nyoman Lempad’s life and work to be launched at exhibition opening

Lempad of Bali: The Illuminating Line, with more than 500 of his drawings and essays by six leading scholars of Bali, will be released on 20 September

Lempad of Bali: The Illuminating Line, is the first comprehensive and definitive examination of the life and work of internationally acclaimed Balinese artist Gusti Nyoman Lempad. Published by Museum Puri Lukisan in Ubud, Bali in collaboration with Editions Didier Millet of Singapore, the book launch will take place at the opening of the museum’s exhibition of Lempad’s drawings on 20 September. The exhibition will run through 24 November.

“The idea of this book was born in Lempad’s Ubud home only a few years after his death in conversations with his son Made Sumung,” said Bruce Carpenter, co-author and project manager. “Gusti Nyoman Lempad was a co-founder and leader of the Pita Maha artists collective that revolutionized Balinese painting in the 1930s, creating modern forms while remaining deeply grounded in Bali’s Hindu-Buddhist faith and culture. MORE…

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International exhibition of art of Gusti Nyoman Lempad opens on 20 September

Pre-World-War-II work from U.S. and European collections accompanied by release of first catalogue raisonné of Lempad’s drawings.

Ubud, Bali, 12 July 2014 – “Illuminating Line: Master Drawings of I Gusti Nyoman Lempad” will open at the Museum Puri Lukisan in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia on 20 September and run until 24 November 2014.

The exhibition is accompanied by Lempad of Bali: The Illuminating Line, a 424-page catalog, written by six leading international scholars of Balinese art. The large-format book includes 600 illustrations; 500 of them are reproductions of Lempad’s drawings and sketches. Many of these have not been seen publicly since the 1930s and have never been published before.