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Georgette Chen's 1954 "Family Portrait" depicting close friend Chen Fah Shin's family.

From left: Rirkrit Tiravanija's video work ''Untitled 2014 (curry for the soul of the forgotten)'' and S Sudjojono's sketches of everyday life in the 1960s.

From left: Chuah Thean Teng's ''Self-Portrait'' from the 1950s and Affandi's ''Self-Portrait'' from 1975.

Growing Art

National Gallery Singapore's latest show looks back at how its collection of artworks grew from 110 in 1960 to over 8,600 today.
May 18, 2018 5:50 AM

IT COULD BE the sharp facial structure or short swept-back hair of the husband, or the sleeveless qipao or stylish frames of the wife. On first glance, many people have mistaken Georgette Chen's 1954 Family Portrait depicting close friend Chen Fah Shin's family for Singapore's founding father

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