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Published: Saturday February 23, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Wednesday April 17, 2013 MYT 12:02:26 PM

Latiff Mohidin marks new milestone

<b>Celebrating art:</b> Joseph Salang
Gandum (left) handing a memento to artist
Abdul Latiff Mohidin (right).

<b>Celebrating art:</b> Joseph Salang Gandum (left) handing a memento to artist Abdul Latiff Mohidin (right).

KUALA LUMPUR: Artist and poet Abdul Latiff Mohidin marked a new milestone in his creative career at the launch of his art exhibition at the National Visual Arts Gallery here.

The exhibition, entitled “Six Decades of Latiff Mohidin: A Retrospective” presents 344 of his artistic works created throughout his life from 28 collectors, including the famous Pago-Pago, Mindscape and Langkawi.

Deputy Information, Communications and Culture Minister Datuk Joseph Salang Gandum who opened the exhibition, said the works were part of the country's heritage.

“Through the works of our local artists, we can make another mark in the art experience and our socio-culture, not only for viewing but as a historical documentation of the visual art community,” he said.

Latiff Mohidin expressed his happiness at seeing some of his works which have been in the possession of collectors for decades.

“This is the biggest exhibition of my works, it's like my whole life is here. All of these paintings were inspired by my life experiences, so seeing them here brings back memories,” he said.

The exhibition will run until June 13.

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