The Spectacular Mid-Year Auction 2107 » Manila Bulletin Lifestyle



It is rare that these works all come to be sold in a single sale.  It is rare to see these museum quality piece exhibited.  Previes starts on June 3 to June 9 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m..  Auction is on June 10 at 2 p.m.

Leon Gallery’s Spectacular Mid- Year Auction 2017 is yet the most ambitious selection of highly important works in a single sale.

Ang Kiukok – Fishermen

Fishermen by Ang Kiukok from 1981—Art critics contend that the early 1980’s comprise the best works of AngKiukok.  This work of fishermen casting their nets with fishes is a most desired subject of the artist.  Furthermore, the artist’s name “Ang” can be seen spelled out in the position of the fishermen.

Jose Joya, Carcass

                                                    Jose Joya, Carcass

Carcass by Jose Joya from 1962-—This work by  Jose Joya was arguably the artist’s favorite then.  He chose this work to represent him in the Venice Biennale in 1962.

Pilasa Bigas by Vicente Manansala 1979—Manansala was the most successful artist of his generation and he enjoyed the attention of  the beautiful women of society who lined and paid homage to him in Binangonan. This work was among the most major pieces the artist created during that period.  A masterpiece of the highest level.

Fabian de la Rosa

Fabian de la Rosa

Hat Weavers by Fabian de la Rosa— No one knew that such masterpiece existed in the midst of Hollywood.  This important work was acquired by the actor George O’Brian when he visited the Philippines before the war.  There are 2 other  known versions of this work in prestigious private collections.

Zurbaran II by  Fernando Zobel from 1953—Fernando Zobel paid homage to different artists- from Velasquez to Goya, Turner up to his contemporaries.  This particular work is his take on Francisco de Zurbaran’s Still-life, Oranges, and Rose in the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California.  According to Don Rafael Perez-Madero, this work is a second version of another one in a prestigious private collection.

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