Leon Gallery’s Mid-Year Auction in June Bids out Amorsolo, BenCab
Looking to get your hands on Fernando Zobel’s very first painting or would you be bidding for letters from Juan Luna?
One of the country’s top auction houses, Leon Gallery will be holding the Spectacular Mid-Year Auction this June 22, 2019, at 2 p.m. at their space in Eurovilla 1, Legazpi Village, Makati City.
While many are content with just seeing artworks in museums, those who know their true value understandably want them as part of their private collection. Thus, this year’s Spectacular Mid-Year Auction should be an event to look forward to.
Since 2010, Leon Gallery has been championing Filipino art, both historical and contemporary, in their auctions. For this auction, find Fernando Amorsolo’s signed and dated Tobacco Maiden formerly in the Tabacalera collection.
Fernando Amorsolo y Cueto was one of the most important artists in the history of painting in the Philippines. This is one of his Filipina paintings.
Another star to look out during the auction is from Francisco Zobel, who started painting by copying Van Gogh’s Wheatfield with Cypresses. For the more contemporary, maybe Benedicto Reyes Cabrera’s (BenCab) art will be just as interesting such as the unique Man – Mono III.
Fernando Zobel, a pioneer in Philippine modern art, has mentioned that his first artworks were copies of Vincent Van Gogh’s. This untitled painting is believed to be his very first oil painting.
This painting is a unique woodcut, collagraph, and etching on STPI hand-made shaped paper, printed from 4 woodblocks and 2 copper plates.
Other pieces to go under the gavel will be historical documents such a collection of letters by Juan Luna and wooden Filipino colonial furniture pieces from the last quarter of the 19th century.
Juan Luna is a Filipino painter and a political activist of the Philippine Revolution during the late 19th century.
From Filipino paintings, historical documents to furniture, Leon Gallery’s Spectacular Mid-Year Auction is now at Eurovilla before the official invitational preview on Wednesday, June 19 at 6 p.m. The auction takes place on June 22 at 2 p.m.
What: Leon Gallery’s The Spectacular Mid-Year Auction 2019
When: June 22, 2019, at 2 p.m.
Where: Leon Gallery, Eurovilla 1, Rufino Cor. Legazpi St., Legazpi Village, Makati City
Images courtesy of Leon Gallery.