100 lots up for bid at Salcedo’s ‘Important Philippine Art’ auction

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SALCEDO AUCTIONS will be holding its “Important Philippine Art” auction, which will include Philippine furniture, tribal and ethnographic art, on March 10, 2 p.m. at Three Salcedo Place, Salcedo Village, Makati City. A preview of the pieces up for auction is on view from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily until the auction date.

Consisting of over 100 lots, the pieces on offer present the full spectrum of Philippine artistry: from works by National Artists H.R. Ocampo, Jose Joya, Victorio Edades, Arturo Luz, Vicente Manansala, Ang Kiukok, and Benedicto “BenCab” Cabrera, masters like Fernando Zobel, Romulo Olazo, Mauro “Malang” Santos, and leading contemporary artists Rodel Tapaya, Alfredo Esquillo, Mark Justiniani, and Ronald Ventura; to fine Philippine furniture and antiquities.

The collection also includes a rare find, a letter written by Juan Luna from Mazas Prison, Paris during his incarceration for the shooting of his wife and mother-in-law, and one of the finest bulols (harvest gods) to be offered at a public sale, heavily encrusted with a patina of blood dating from the 19th century or earlier, and originating from Poitan, Eastern Banawe, Central Ifugao.

Among the sale highlights: a Mother and Child by Bencab; Untitled (Sunday Morning Going to Town), pastoral landscape by Amorsolo; Joya’s Tagaytay Mist, one of the largest paintings by Joya still in private hands; Solomon Saprid’s Tikbalang sculpture; Ronald Ventura’s Camo; Ang Kiukok’s Mother and Child; and Substance by Lao Lianben, an acrylic on canvas abstract work that invokes power and poise.

For inquiries, e-mail info@salcedoauctions.com or call 659-4094, 823-0956, or 0917-894-6550.