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FINE ART

PREVIEW 10 AM - 7 PM, OCTOBER 5 - 12 10 AM - 2 PM, OCTOBER 13

AUCTION 2 PM, SATURDAY OCTOBER 13, 2018

VENUE Finale Art File Warehouse 17, La Fuerza Compound 2241 Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City t. (632) 813.2310 e. info@finaleauctions.com www.finaleartfile.com


Lot 1 MALANG Woman 1998 Pastel on paper 11 x 8.5 in (28 x 21.6 cm) PHP 80,000 - 100,000

Lot 2 ARTURO LUZ Cyclist (Set of 3) 1962 Graphite on paper 13 x 8.75 in (33 x 22.2 cm) each PHP 150,000 - 180,000

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Lot 3 ARTURO LUZ Nude 2004 Pencil on Paper 17 x 11 in (43.2 x 28 cm) PHP 80,000 - 100,000

Lot 4 ROMULO OLAZO Pinwheel 1988 Pen and Ink 12 x 9 in (30.5 x 23 cm) PHP 25,000 - 30,000

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Lot 5 MALANG Two Women 2003 Gouache on Paper 12 x 8.5 in (30.5 x 21.6 cm) PHP 100,000 - 120,000

Lot 6 ANG KIUKOK Scream 1978 Ink on paper 12 x 9 in (30.5 x 23 cm) PHP 60,000 - 80,000

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Lot 7 DANILO DALENA Untitled 2010 Ink and watercolor wash on paper 7.2 x 5.1 in (18.5 x 13 cm) PHP 50,000 - 80,000

Lot 8 ANG KIUKOK Seated Figure #8 1988 Pen and ink 12 x 9 in (30.5 x 23 cm) PHP 120,000 - 150,000

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Lot 9 ROMULO OLAZO Mini-Diaphanous #420 (Catalog No. 24765) 2011 Oil on canvas 9 x 12 in (23 x 30.5 cm) PHP 90,000 - 120,000

Lot 10 ROBERTO CHABET Untitled 1965 Acrylic on paper 11.5 x 9 in (29.2 x 23 cm) PHP 100,000 - 120,000

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Lot 11 LAO LIANBEN Light 1997 Acrylic on canvas 8 x 6 in (20.3 x 15.2 cm) PHP 100,000 - 120,000

Lot 12 AUGUSTO ALBOR Untitled 1994 Acrylic on canvas 28 x 20 in (71.1 x 50.8 cm) PHP 90,000 - 120,000

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Lot 13 BENCAB Nude 2006 Mixed media on paper 23.5 x 29.5 in (60 x 75 cm) PHP 180,000 - 200,000

Lot 14 FERNANDO ZOBEL Glicinias en el Alcazar 1977 Watercolor on paper 11 x 15 in (28 x 38.1 cm) PHP 150,000 - 180,000

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Lot 15 ANNIE CABIGTING Missing Digits (after Zamora after Mawen) 2006 Oil on canvas 8.5 x 12.5 in (21.6 x 31.7 cm) PHP 100,000 - 150,000

Lot 16 ROBERTO CHABET Untitled (set of 2) 2012 Watercolor on paper 12.5 x 8 in (31.7 x 20.3 cm) each PHP 90,000 - 120,000

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Lot 17 ONIB OLMEDO Portrait of a Man 1992 Pastel on felt paper 27.5 x 21.5 in (70 x 54.6 cm) PHP 120,000 - 150,000

Lot 18 ONIB OLMEDO Musician 1992 Pastel on felt paper 27.5 x 21.5 in (70 x 54.6 cm) PHP 120,000 - 150,000

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Lot 19 ROBERTO CHABET Untitled 1980 Acrylic on paper 30 x 22 in (76.2 x 55.8 cm) PHP 300,000 - 500,000

Lot 20 JOSE JOYA Asean Moon 1987 Acrylic collage 23 x 15.25 in (58.4 x 38.7 cm) PHP 800,000 - 1,200,000

Joyous and explosively lyrical, the abstraction of Jose Joya gestures at the natural world, referencing its innate subtleties and moods. In this mixed media work, the National Artist has made used of strips inflected with filaments to reference the luminous surface of the sea. The moon hovers above these curvilinear shapes, steady and undeniable. For added effect, swirls of paint navigate the pictorial surface, imbuing the piece with dynamic energy. Asean Moon is an accomplished work by the master whose visual language is one of 20th century’s most resonant and lasting.

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Lot 21 ROMULO OLAZO Still Life - Anthuriums No.13 (Catalog No. 5887) 1995 Acrylic on paper 22 x 28 in (55.8 x 71.1 cm) PHP 300,000 - 400,000

Lot 22 JOSE JOYA Mother and child 1988 Pastel on paper 19.75 x 12.75 in (50.1 x 32.4 cm) PHP 350,000 - 450,000

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Lot 23 ROMEO TABUENA Pamilya 1974 Oil on masonite 17.25 x 19.25 in (43.8 x 48.8 cm) PHP 350,000 - 450,000

Lot 24 ANG KIUKOK Mother and Child 1981 Tempera on paper 8.5 x 12 in (21.6 x 30.5 cm) PHP 350,000 - 400,000

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Lot 25 VICENTE MANANSALA Barong-Barong 1980 Watercolor on paper 9.5 x 11.75 in (24.1 x 30 cm) PHP 160,000 - 220,000

Lot 26 FEDERICO AGUILAR ALCUAZ Untitled 1976 Oil on canvas 24 x 29 in (61 x 73.6 cm) PHP 450,000 - 550,000

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Lot 27 FEDERICO AGUILAR ALCUAZ Untitled 1974 Oil on canvas 20.5 x 28.5 in (52 x 72.4 cm) PHP 450,000 - 550,000

Lot 28 MALANG Watermelon Vendor 1999 Gouache on paper 16.5 x 14 in (42 x 35.6 cm) PHP 850,000 - 950,000

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Lot 29 RAMON ORLINA Homage to Picasso II 2000 Carved glass 24 x 16.5 x 10 in (61 x 42 x 25.5 cm) PHP 450,000 - 550,000

Lot 30 EDUARDO CASTRILLO Girl and Her Music 2007 Brass with wooden base 24.4 x 17.7 x 10.6 in (62 x 45 x 27 cm with base) PHP 180,000 - 220,000

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Lot 31 SOLOMON SAPRID Tikbalang 1972 Bronze 25.5 x 25.5 x 17 in (64.7 x 64.7 x 43.2 cm) PHP 750,000 - 950,000

Solomon Saprid has left behind a body of work notable for its re-imagining of local folkloric and mythological figures. None has been propelled to such a coveted status than his depiction of the “tikbalang,” the intriguing creature that has a human body save for a horse’s head and hooves. In this work, the tikblang’s long-limbed form almost verges on abstraction, as if the figure is undergoing a hectic process of transformation. The rough-hewn surface is characteristic of Saprid’s iconography, as well as a sculptural robustness that inflects his work with dramatic, sinewy tension.

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Lot 32 ABDUL MARI IMAO Sarimanok 2014 Brass 16.5 x 17 x 11.5 in (41.9 x 43.1 x 29.2 cm) PHP 350,000 - 450,000

The only National Artist to have emerged from the Muslim South, Abdul Mari Asia Imao chronicled the rich tapestry of motifs from his region, imbuing it with a contemporary vigor and energy. Such is evident in this pair of Sarimanok sculptures, glittering in polished brass. Imao redefined the sarimanok iconography by subtracting the fish which usually dangles from the beak of the fabled bird. The bird’s spread-out wings repeat the fish’s flattened fins, which deliver a sense of propulsion to the form. Magisterial and consummate, these Imao sculptures extol the legendary bird of the Maranaos symbolizing good fortune.

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Lot 33 JOSE JOYA Incense Altar 1993 Acrylic on board 10 x 13 in (25.5 x 33 cm) PHP 550,000 - 650,000

Lot 34 ROMEO TABUENA Casa Con Techos (House with Roofs) 1956 Oil on board 27.25 x 43.5 in (69.5 x 110.5 cm) PHP 350,000 - 450,000

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Lot 35 FEDERICO AGUILAR ALCUAZ Composition 1971 Oil on masonite 29 x 19.75 in (73.6 x 50.1 cm) PHP 450,000 - 550,000

Lot 36 ANG KIUKOK Still Life Bottle 1973 Oil on wood 7 x 10 in (17.8 x 25.4 cm) PHP 800,000 - 1,000,000

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Lot 37 RONALD VENTURA Reconstruction 2005 Oil and acrylic on paper laid on canvas 26.38 x 20 in (67 x 50.8 cm) PHP 1,500,000 - 1,800,000

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Lot 38 JIGGER CRUZ Untitled Undated Oil on canvas 53 x 43 in (134.6 x 109.2 cm) PHP 1,000,000 - 2,000,000

Famed for his juxtaposition of figuration and abstraction, Jigger Cruz has emerged as one of the strongest midcareer artists whose field of vision encompasses the materials and subject matter of art. In this work, one gleans the underpainting of a portrait of a Western subject beneath the hectic calligraphic strokes that cover her from our view. The abstraction, which defaces and vandalizes the figure, is at once a commentary on and critique of traditions and conventions. The “violence� is startling as it extends even to the frame of work, which shows a chip on the upper right hand side. This work is important in the canon of Cruz as it contains a still recognizable figure amid the tumult of paint.

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Lot 39 RODEL TAPAYA Advice from Bathala 2012 Acrylic on canvas 71.6 x 59.8 in (182.8 x 152.4 cm) PHP 1,600,000 - 1,800,000

Lot 40 ELMER BORLONGAN Untitled 2015 Oil on canvas 30 x 20 in (76.2 x 50.8 cm) PHP 1,000,000 - 1,200,000

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Lot 41 MARINA CRUZ Red and Yellow Flowers 2013 Oil on canvas 48 x 36 in (122 x 91.4 cm) PHP 500,000 - 600,000

Lot 42 JON JAYLO Tuesday 2016 Oil on canvas 36 x 24 in (91.4 x 61 cm) PHP 450,000 - 550,000

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Lot 43 JONATHAN CHING Above Us, Stars Below Us, Constellations 2016 Oil on canvas, hammered copper 72 x 48 in (182.8 x 122 cm) PHP 200,000 - 250,000

Lot 44 LYNYRD PARAS Lorenz 2009 Acrylic and oil on canvas 72 x 60 in (182.8 x 152.4 cm) PHP 350,000 - 450,000

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Lot 45 CHARLIE CO A Day at the Carnival 2003 Oil on canvas 48 x 96 in (122 x 243.8 cm) PHP 600,000 - 800,000

Lot 46 CHARLIE CO Untitled 2015 Oil on canvas 72 x 72 in (182.8 x 182.8 cm) PHP 500,000 - 600,000

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Lot 47 ARTURO SANCHEZ Untitled 2016 Mixed media 24 x 24 in (61 x 61 cm) PHP 50,000 - 60,000

Lot 48 ARTURO SANCHEZ Untitled 2016 Mixed media 24 x 24 in (61 x 61 cm) PHP 50,000 - 60,000

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Lot 49 ARTURO LUZ Desert Mirage 2011 Acrylic on canvas 30 x 30 in (76.2 x 76.2 cm) PHP 480,000 - 580,000 In Desert Mirage by Arturo Luz, we see the visual vocabulary of the National Artist distilled in a purity of form, evoked by his signature lines and bands of color. Horizontal lines confidently begin at the topmost of the composition only to wobble and intersect at the middle, as if to underscore the “mirage” alluded to in the title. Out of this deft distortion rise the curves and angles that suggest the domes and spires of a Middle Eastern city. His use of his trademark colors of black and white tonally creates an abstraction of spare, uncomplicated beauty—an economy of means that results in an expression of the highest order.

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Lot 50 PACITA ABAD Lifesavers 1987 Acrylic and oil canvas embroidered mirrors and trapuntoed 33 x 34 in (83.8 x 86.3 cm) PHP 480,000 - 580,000

Lot 51 AUGUSTO ALBOR Elevation 2001 Acrylic on canvas 48 x 72 in (122 x 182.8 cm) PHP 400,000 - 600,000

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Lot 52 FLORENCIO CONCEPCION Untitled 1968 Oil on canvas 36 x 25 in (91.4 x 63.5 cm) PHP 250,000 - 350,000

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Lot 53 JUVENAL SANSO Blue Gardenia in Red 1996 Acrylic on canvas 47 x 67 in (119.3 x 170.1 cm) PHP 3,500,000 - 4,500,000

Juvenal Sanso has established his own brand of figuration in which a landscape or a bouquet in bloom achieves a startling presence, an unavoidable quality. In this depiction of a still life, the blue gardenia bristles with its explosion of rotund flowers and svelte leaves, set against a red background which renders a triadic color scheme to the blues and greens. A perfect circular disc serves as a punctuation to the composition, suggestive of a moon which in Sanso’s iconography is symbolic of mystery and the passage of time. All details cohere in this grandiose rendition of blue gardenias that appear to break into our world.

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Lot 54 FERNANDO AMORSOLO Lavanderas 1933 Oil on masonite 13 x 19 in (33 x 48.2 cm) PHP 5,500,000 - 6,500,000

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Lot 55 MALANG Family 2007 Oil on canvas 32 x 32 in (81.2 x 81.2 cm) PHP 6,000,000 - 7,000,000

Lot 56 ANG KIUKOK Android 1966 Watercolor on paper 29.5 x 21.25 in (75 x 54 cm) PHP 2,000,000 - 2,500,000

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Lot 57 NORBERTO CARATING Laman-lupa 1974 Acrylic on masonite 48 x 60 in (122 x 152 cm) PHP 600,000 - 800,000

In Laman-Lupa, Norberto Carating titillates the imagination with his depiction of the elementals said to reside on the lumps and irregularities of the earth. With the figuration composed mostly of wavelike striations, we see them hunched over, their eyes meeting ours. Nothing in their visage suggests anything horrific and monstrous. Rotund, their expressions are calm, even friendly. This is a different take from what is considered as the malevolent creatures of the deep, evoked through Carating’s unique figurative approach applied with a tone of levity.

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Lot 58 HERNANDO R. OCAMPO When Aries Became a Bull 1978 Acrylic on canvas 40 x 30 in (101.6 x 76.2 cm) PHP 3,000,000 - 4,000,000

For 20th century Philippine art, H.R. Ocampo is said to be the first to have evolved a homegrown abstraction, composed through interlocking shapes and varying tonalities. In this work, When Aries Became a Bull, the National Artist has used the strong palette of white, black, and red to evoke the subject matter alluded to in the title: the transformation of the god. While one may discern horns branching out in a variety of directions indicative of the god’s attribute, the work may also be appreciated as pure abstraction in its composition of jigsaw-like forms, resonant with the best examples that H.R. Ocampo painted in his lifetime.

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Lot 59 ROMULO OLAZO Diaphanous Anthurium #40 (Catalogue No. 6493) 1997 Oil on canvas 40 x 40 in (101.6 x 101.6 cm) PHP 4,000,000 - 5,000,000

Considered as one of the most pivotal abstract artists of the second half of the 20th century, Romulo Olazo is primarily known for his Diaphanous and the Permutation series. Unbeknownst to some, he was also an accomplished figurative artist, and in this work we can see how his descriptive tendency has expressed a field of anthuriums as translucent evocation of overlapping forms, which suggest the plant’s heart-shaped spathes. Providing visual density to the work is the medley of abrupt arches, a flourish of spadices in which the flowers reside. Swaddled in a rich cobalt blue suggestive of sky, the diaphanous rendition of anthuriums has become one Olazo’s highly favored works.

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Lot 60 FERNANDO ZOBEL Los Grajos VI 1964 Oil on canvas 31.5 x 31.5 in (80 x 80 cm) PHP 7,500,000 - 8,500,000

Los Grajos VI by Fernando Zobel is still very much in keeping with the visual ethos of his saeta series. But rather than floating in space, the filamentous strokes bristle against a field of expanding darkness—a square tight with alarm and premonition. They recall the feathery ends of the “grajo,” or the rook, which belongs to the family of crows. Near the center of the composition is a series of red dots forming a perforated line which offers an ellipse of stillness in the coruscating tumult. The painting is an iconic Zobel pulsing with a breathless, escalating intensity.

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Lot 61 VICTORIO EDADES The Fisherman 1965 Oil on canvas 15.5 x 11.75 in (39.6 x 29.4 cm) PHP 800,000 - 1,200,000

Painted in 1965, The Fisherman by National Artist Victor Edades could very well provide the visual counterpart to the protagonist of Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea. Save for his wide-brim hat that casts a shadow to his weathered but still visibly handsome face, the figure holds no implement of his trade but is presented as someone who has been used to the vicissitudes of the sea with his quiet and smoldering presence. With his shoulders slightly tilted from the viewer, the fishermen seems to survey the water world that he has grown intimate with—a contemplation of a life lived with the bounties of the sea.

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Lot 62 TELESFORO SUCGANG-FLORES Flores, Frutos y Mariposas Undated Oil on canvas 25.75 x 14 in (65.4 x 35.6 cm) PHP 1,200,000 - 1,500,000

Compared with Juan Luna and Felix Resurreccion-Hidalgo, Telesforo Alayon Sucgang (born in 1855 and died in 1916) did not achieve the same prominence as that of his contemporaries, but his body of work is being re-evaluated in a new light. His painting, Flores, Frutos, and y Mariposas (“Flowers, Fruits, and Butterflies”), attests to his profound mastery of the classical form. In this work, we see a still life suffused with lyrical brilliance, whose juxtaposition of fresh and decaying leaves—as well as the presence of butterflies—suggest the cycle of life. Meticulously painted, the details come alive in the viewer’s mind, as if the flora were true to touch. The sustained interest towards Sucgang’s works conveys that the master’s time has finally come.

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Lot 63 ANITA MAGSAYSAY-HO The Needle Woman 1954 Egg tempera on wood 20 x 16 in (50.8 x 40.6 cm) PHP 2,000,000 - 3,000,000

Clear-eyed and possessing of a dignified stance, this portrait by Anita MagsaysayHo of a dressmaker is representative of a certain modernist bent, which uses color not primarily to describe the world but underscore the “paintingness� of the work. Revealing the thread wound around her fingers, the figure lies almost symmetrically along the central axis of the canvas. From her shoulders we see the implements of her craft: a pair of scissors on one side, spools of thread on the other. It is painting with a searching, quiet presence, as alive as when Anita Magsaysay-Ho painted it decades ago.

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Lot 64 JUAN LUNA Y NOVICIO Pensamientos Undated Oil on wood panel 14 x 18 in (35.5 x 45.7 cm) PHP 4,000,000 - 5,000,000

A still life is rare in the oeuvre of Juan Luna, who mostly painted narrative scenes and portraits. Hence, the appearance of this work adds to our appreciation of arguably the most important artist in Philippine history. The work, which bears the master’s famed chiaroscuro, features a swirl of pansies whose white blossoms are pure and pristine despite the encroaching decay that has assailed the other petals. Aside from the name of a flower, the Spanish word “pensamiento” means “thought,” and it’s not far-fetched to think of this work as a contemplation of a memento mori—a visual reminder of mortality. More than a century since it was painted, the work remains as a testament to the aphorism, ars longa, vita brevis: art is long, life short.

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Lot 65 ROMEO TABUENA Procession 1991 Oil on canvas 32 x 39 in (81.3 x 99 cm) PHP 1,300,000 - 1,800,000

Dazzling and rhapsodic in composition, Procession is Romeo Tabuena’s take on this age-old tradition using his signature palette of bright colors and slightly cubist figuration. One can glean the latter more clearly on how shapes of varying tonalities compose the ground the figures walk on, bearing religious banners as well as sacks of harvest they will bequeath as offering. In the middle distance, a church with a simple yet elegant silhouette emerges. The sky is as eventful as the gathering of the crowd, with its scattering of blues, yellows, and pinks, offering a breathtaking background to the religious fervor and devotional attitude of one of Tabuena’s most unforgettable works.

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Lot 66 FERNANDO AMORSOLO Bontoc Igorotes 1957 Oil on canvas 24 x 34.5 in (61 x 87.6 cm) PHP 5,500,000 - 6,500,000 In his breathtaking rendition of Banaue Rice Terraces, Fernando Amorsolo employed the hallmark qualities of his artistry—from the symphonic coloration to the inspired placement of details to his lush visual lexicon infusing an ordinary scene with an idyllic and lyrical resplendence. And, of course, there is the light which swaddles the whole scene with a rinsing brilliance, suggesting the clarity of an early morning. Already, three figures in the foreground are busy inspecting their harvest, but an Ifugao, his back turned to the viewer, is yet to be involved in the business of the everyday, surveying the scene in front of him with concentration, his right hand holding and resting upon a spear. Bontoc Igorotes is Amorsolo at his finest.

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Lot 67 ANG KIUKOK Harvest 1988 Oil on canvas 39.5 x 13 in (100.3 x 33 cm) PHP 7,000,000 - 8,000,000

Urgent and powerful, Harvest by Ang Kiukok is a remarkable portrayal of a farmer without minimizing the difficulty of her labor. Clutching a share of palay stalks to her chest, the figure, rendered cubistically, appears to be in a prayerful mood, her face tiled upwards, as though in the act of thanking God for the generous bounty. The white and red of her dress contrast sharply with the blue of the background, setting off the weathered skin of her face, hands, and feet. Harvest is a moving testament of the National Artist to those who cultivate the land.

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Lot 68 BENCAB Heredero 2009 Oil on canvas 30 x 20 in (76.2 x 50.8 cm) PHP 7,500,000 - 8,500,000

Wearing a Panama hat, a formal jacket over what appears to be a piña shirt or a camiso de chino (paired with pinstripe pants), a cigarette dangling on one hand and a cane balanced on another, this is BenCab’s depiction of the heredero—the gentlemanly inheritor of the family fortune. Looking at the middle distance, he reveals his square face and powerful jaw, not unlike that of Jose Rizal. His lips break into a thin smile, which suggests a reserved but visible levity. At his back is an expressive flourish of what seems to be a continuous stroke, giving an expressive character to an otherwise serious portrait. This is a man of quiet achievement who enjoys the small pleasures of life—as only BenCab could portray.

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Lot 69 ANG KIUKOK Parks and Wildlife 1992 Oil on canvas 24 x 12 in (61 x 30.5 cm) PHP 1,600,000 - 2,000,000

Lot 70 MANUEL RODRIGUEZ Boy on Carabao 1983 Acrylic on canvas 28 x 36 in (71 x 91.4 cm) PHP 500,000 - 600,000

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Lot 71 VICENTE MANANSALA Landscape 1974 Watercolor on paper 13 x 19.5 in (33 x 49.5 cm) PHP 200,000 - 300,000

Lot 72 VICENTE MANANSALA Landscape 1975 Watercolor on paper 13 x 19.5 in (33 x 49.5 cm) PHP 200,000 - 300,000

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Lot 73 ANG KIUKOK Android 1966 Watercolor on paper 28.5 x 21.25 in (72.4 x 54 cm) PHP 2,000,000 - 2,500,000

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Lot 74 FERNANDO AMORSOLO Sabungeros 1935 Oil on masonite 14 x 20 in (35.5 x 50.8 cm) PHP 5,500,000 - 6,500,000

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Lot 75 ANG KIUKOK Man on fire 1997 Oil on canvas 36 x 36 in (91.4 x 91.4 cm) PHP 9,000,000 - 12,000,000

In this coruscating work, Man on Fire, Ang Kiukok dramatizes some of the best qualities of his artistry—from the strong color palette to the almost geometric human form to the immediacy of the subject matter. Bearing a torch, the man is the fire-eater one sees in circuses and carnivals, spewing a conflagration from his mouth The National Artist takes the subject matter a notch higher by fusing the man and the fire together, with the latter appearing as a ramification of metallic leaves or sinuous swords emerging from the chest. In Ang Kiukok’s version, they are extensions of each other, united in that singular, intense moment of danger and magic.

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Lot 76 MALANG Three Women 2006 Oil on canvas 14 x 17 in (35.6 x 43.2 cm) PHP 1,200,000 - 1,500,000

Her hair in a tight bun, with dots for eyes and a dash for a mouth, and garbed in traditional saya, the woman of Malang has become one of the most identifiable figures of Philippine visual arts. In this work, we see three of them, arrayed in a row, silently standing, set against an explosion of colors and shapes. While in Malang’s other works the women are shown as being involved in some chore or activity, here, they are absorbed in attentive waiting, facing the viewer head-on, as if returning his gaze. The painting is a characteristic Malang that magnetizes the eye and the heart.

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Lot 77 NENA SAGUIL Untitled 1977 Acrylic on canvas 14 x 25 in (35.6 x 63.5 cm) PHP 250,000 - 280,000

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Lot 78 MARINA CRUZ Last Thoughts 2015 Embroidery and oil on canvas 35.25 x 29 in (89.5 x 73.6 cm) PHP 1,000,000 - 1,200,000

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Lot 79 ROMULO GALICANO My Studio 1997 Oil on canvas 48 x 30 in (122 x 76.2 cm) PHP 1,500,000 - 1,800,000

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Lot 80 ROMEO TABUENA Family 1980 Oil on canvas 39 x 31 in (99.1 x 78.8 cm) PHP 500,000 - 600,000

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Lot 81 ANG KIUKOK Pieta 1993 Oil on canvas 36 x 36 in (91.4 x 91.4 cm) PHP 7,000,000 - 8,000,000

One of the highest points of the Renaissance period, the pietà evokes the indelible portrait of Mother Mary cradling the deceased body of Christ. Centuries after, Ang Kiukok would deconstruct the subject matter by constricting Christ within a sliver of space, depicted through the prism of the National Artist’s brand of cubism. While absent, Mary is symbolized by the blue surrounding the folded frame of the Savior; she is, after all, notable in the history of art for her flowing ultramarine robe. A work of searing and agonizing beauty, this masterwork by Ang Kiukok renews the humanism of pietà as a hymn of divinity made palpable through flesh.

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Lot 82 FEDERICO AQUILAR ALCUAZ Nude 1978 Oil on canvas 24 x 16 in (61 x 40.6 cm) PHP 340,000 - 400,000

Lot 83 FEDERICO AQUILAR ALCUAZ Dennis 1974 Oil on canvas 30 x 24 in (76.2 x 61 cm) PHP 400,000 - 500,000

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Lot 84 RODEL TAPAYA The Last Fruit 2010 Acrylic on canvas 76 x 60 in (193 x 152.4 cm) PHP 1,500,000 - 2,000,000

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Lot 85 LOUIE CORDERO Auteur de Force 2014 Acrylic on canvas 60 x 78 in (152.4 x 198.1 cm) PHP 900,000 - 1,200,000

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ANG KIUKOK

JASON MONTINOLA

Figure

Untitled

2001

undated

Oil on canvas

Oil on canvas

26 x 6 in (66 x 15.2 cm)

54 x 40 in (137.1 x 101.6 cm)

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Lot 88 NONA GARCIA Hallow IV (5 works) 2012 X-ray in framed light boxes 13.4 x 10.4 x 1.4 in (34 x 26.5 x 3.5 cm) each PHP 700,000 - 800,000

Lot 89 ROMULO GALICANO Morning Scene in Tanay 2017 Oil on canvas 18 x 24 in (45.7 x 61 cm) PHP 500,000 - 600,000

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Lot 90 OSCAR ZALAMEDA Harvest (Service) Undated Oil on canvas 30 x 38 in (76.2 x 96.5 cm) PHP 600,000 - 700,000

Lot 91 FEDERICO AQUILAR ALCUAZ Spring III 1983 Tapestry 134.6 x 85.8 in (342 x 218 cm) PHP 1,300,000 - 1,500,000

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Lot 92 PATRICIO GASTON O’FARRELL Guadalupe 1938 Oil on wood 27.5 x 18 in (70 x 45.7 cm) PHP 320,000 - 420,000

Lot 93 AGUSTIN GOY Avant La Danse 2014 Oil on canvas 40.25 x 30 in (102.2 x 76.2 cm) PHP 700,000 - 1,000,000

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Lot 94 DAVID MEDALLA London 2005 Oil on canvas 20 x 16 in (50.8 x 40.6 cm) PHP 320,000 - 380,000

Lot 95 CORY AQUINO Flowers with Vase 1999 Oil on canvas 16 x 20 in (40.6 x 50.8 cm) PHP 450,000 - 550,000

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Lot 96 ALFREDO ROCES Still Life Fruits 1958 Oil on board 17 x 24 in (43.2 x 61 cm) PHP 350,000 - 450,000

Lot 97 VICENTE MANANSALA Landscape 1972 Watercolor on paper 11 x 16 in (28 x 40.6 cm) PHP 250,000 - 350,000

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Lot 98 ARTURO LUZ Red Collage 1990 Acrylic Collage 23.5 x 17 in (60 x 43.2 cm) PHP 180,000 - 220,000

Lot 99 NENA SAGUIL Untitled 1978 Acrylic on canvas 12 x 16 in (30.5 x 40.6 cm) PHP 150,000 - 180,000

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Lot 100 NENA SAGUIL Untitled 1981 Ink on paper 19 x 25 in (48.2 x 63.5 cm) PHP 100,000 - 120,000

Lot 101 MARCEL ANTONIO Nude undated Oil on canvas 24 x 24 in (61 x 61 cm) PHP 70,000 - 80,000

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Lot 102 WIRE TUAZON The Hunt for Big Time Art Fakes 2007 Oil on canvas 72 x 48 in (182.8 x 122 cm) PHP 150,000 - 250,000

Lot 103 ROLAND “OLAN” VENTURA Model No. 4 2008 Acrylic on canvas 36 x 24 in (91.4 x 61 cm) PHP 80,000 - 110,000

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Lot 104 ANGELITO ANTONIO Family 1988 Oil on wood 24 x 18 in (61 x 45.7 cm) PHP 80,000 - 120,000

Lot 105 MALANG Flowers 1995 Gouache on paper 10.5 x 14 in (26.7 x 35.6 cm) PHP 150,000 - 180,000

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Lot 106 MAX BALATBAT Abong 2016 Mixed media 24 x 24 in (61 x 61 cm) PHP 60,000 - 80,000

Lot 107 ROBERTO ROBLES Utopia 2001 Acrylic on canvas 32.25 x 32.75 in (82 x 83.2 cm) PHP 150,000 - 180,000

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Lot 108 FRANCESCA ENRIQUEZ I, Me and Myself (Wish You Were Here II) 1998 Oil on canvas 39 x 30 in (99 x 76.2 cm) PHP 100,000 - 150,000

Lot 109 ARTURO LUZ Tribal Undated Ipil 31.5 x 9 x 9 in (80 x 22.8 x 22.8 cm) PHP 350,000 - 450,000

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Lot 110 ARTURO LUZ Figure Undated Black iron 52 x 12 x 12 in (132 x 30.5 x 30.5 cm) PHP 500,000 - 600,000

The iconic geometric abstraction of Arturo Luz extends to his sculptures, as evidenced by this work, Figure. Featuring a high red gloss—one of the National Artist’s preferred colors—the work highlights a series of zigzagging angular forms tempered by a full circle and halfcircles. Their juxtaposition generates visual tension as the form surges triumphantly upwards. True to the spirit of the master’s visual language, this work affirms how, in the hands of a master, a handful of shapes could be made symphonic.

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Lot 111 DANIEL DELA CRUZ Brane Worlds 2016 Mixed metals, clear cast polyester resin and LED lighting in a wood and glass base 31.6 x 13.3 x 35.8 in (80.5 x 34 x 91 cm) PHP 650,000 - 750,000

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Lot 112 ARTURO LUZ Modula Undated Ipil 36 x 12 x 12 in (91.4 x 30.5 x 30.5 cm) PHP 400,000 - 600,000

Lot 113 ARTURO LUZ Modula (4 pieces) Undated Ipil 5 x 5 x 5 in (12.7 x 12.7 x 12.7 cm) each PHP 180,000 - 250,000

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Lot 114 EDUARDO CASTRILLO Abstract 2007 Brass 7 x 11.8 x 10.4 in (18 x 30 x 26.5 cm) PHP 100,000 - 150,000

Lot 115 FELIX PARDO DE TAVERA C’est Mi! 1892 Bronze 11 x 3.5 x 3.5 in (28 x 9 x 9 cm) PHP 180,000 - 220,000

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Lot 116 EDUARDO CASTRILLO Crucifixion 2004 Brass 36 x 19 x 4.25 in (91.4 x 48.2 x 10.8 cm) PHP 150,000 - 180,000

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Lot 117 MAX BALATBAT Untitled 2016 Mixed media on paper 28 x 36 in (71 x 91.4 cm) PHP 160,000 - 180,000

Lot 118 LYNYRD PARAS Untitled 2013 Oil on paper 19 x 14 in (48.3 x 35.6 cm) PHP 40,000 - 50,000

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Lot 119 ANGELITO ANTONIO Mother and Child 1988 Oil on canvas 24 x 30 in (61 x 76.2 cm) PHP 180,000 - 220,000

Lot 120 JUVENAL SANSO Woven Colors 1981 Acrylic on paper 15.75 x 11.75 in (40 x 30 cm) PHP 60,000 - 80,000

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Lot 121 ROMULO OLAZO Cat 1996 Pastel on paper 12 x 9 in (30.5 x 23 cm) PHP 20,000 - 25,000

Lot 122 MANUEL RODRIGUEZ SR. Moriones Circa 1970s Copper, Etching 26 x 20.5 in (66 x 52 cm) PHP 75,000 - 95,000

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Lot 123 EDSEL MOSCOSO Untitled 1999 Acrylic on paper 16 x 30 in (40.6 x 76.2 cm) PHP 38,000 - 45,000

Lot 124 ALFREDO ESQUILLO Untitled 2005 Mixed media on paper 17 x 13.5 in (43.2 x 34.3 cm) PHP 8,000 - 10,000

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Lot 125 AGUSTIN GOY Nude 1985 Watercolor on paper 12 x 9 in (30.5 x 23 cm) PHP 30,000 - 35,000

Lot 126 BENCAB Nude XI 1979 Mixed media on paper 17 x 12.2 in (43 x 31 cm) PHP 140,000 - 180,000

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Lot 127 BENCAB Nude VI 1981 Charcoal on paper 17.3 x 11.8 in (44 x 30 cm) PHP 140,000 - 180,000

Lot 128 VICENTE MANANSALA Nude 1976 Charcoal on paper 11.5 x 15.5 in (29.2 x 40 cm) PHP 200,000 - 300,000

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Lot 129 IBARRA DELA ROSA Untitled 1975 Oil on canvas 18.5 x 15.5 in (47 x 39.3 cm) PHP 15,000 - 18,000

Lot 130 JUN DOMINGO Still life Flowers 1994 Mixed media on paper 25.25 x 19 in (64.1 x 48.2 cm) PHP 50,000 - 60,000

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Lot 131 MALANG Plants 1992 Gouache on paper 8.5 x 6 in (21.6 x 15.2 cm) PHP 50,000 - 60,000

Lot 132 RODOLFO SAMONTE Blue Suite II (edition 11/20) 1974 Serigraph 11.5 x 17 in (29.2 x 43.1 cm) PHP 25,000 - 30,000

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Lot 133 EDSEL MOSCOSO Untitled 1999 Acrylic on paper 25 x 60 in (63.5 x 152.4 cm) PHP 70,000 - 90,000

Lot 134 GABRIEL CUSTODIO Seascape 1963 Oil on canvas 25 x 35 in (63.5 x 89 cm) PHP 70,000 - 90,000

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Lot 135 RODEL TAPAYA Si Tebang Siga sa Looban, Ang Looban 2005 Mixed media on canvas 16 x 16 in (40.6 x 40.6 cm) each PHP 120,000 - 150,000

Lot 136 CARLOS “BOTONG” FRANCISCO Fishing Village Folk, Salo-Salo Undated Serigraph 9.5 x 9.5 in, 11.5 x 11 in (24.13 x 24.13 cm, 29.2 x 28 cm) PHP 25,000 - 35,000

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Lot 137 ISIDRO ANCHETA Intramuros, Walled City Undated Oil on canvas 13 x 10 in (33 x 25.4 cm) PHP 70,000 - 80,000

Lot 138 ISIDRO ANCHETA Intramuros Gate Circa 1920s Oil on canvas laid on board 12.5 x 9 in (31.7 x 22.8 cm) PHP 70,000 - 80,000

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Lot 139 ZEAN CABANGIS Large (Edition of 15) 2016 Fiberglass reinforced resin, mixed media 40.5 x 30.5 x 18 in (102.8 x 77.4 x 45.7 cm) PHP 110,000 - 120,000

Lot 140 ARTURO LUZ Homage to Isamu Noguchi (Edition No. 74/100) 2018 1 inch diameter Metal Tube in Rose Gold Finish 10 x 9 x 8 in (25.4 x 22.8 x 20.3) PHP 80,000 - 100,000

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Lot 141 JOSE JOYA Nude Woman, Squatting Man 1973, 1974 Pastel on paper 17 x 11.5 in (43 x 29.2 cm) Back to back painting PHP 120,000 - 160,000

Lot 142 JOSE JOYA Ang Paslit (male), Ang Paslit (female) 1974, 1972 Pastel on paper 17 x 11.5 in (43 x 29.2 cm) Back to back painting PHP 120,000 - 160,000

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Lot 143 FERNANDO AMORSOLO Nude (set of 2) Circa 1919 Etching 11 x 14 in (28 x 35.5 cm) each PHP 50,000 - 60,000

Lot 144 FERNANDO AMORSOLO Nude (set of 2) Circa 1919 Etching 16.5 x 12.5, 8 x 11 in (42 x 31.7, 20.3 x 28 cm) PHP 60,000 - 80,000

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Lot 145 JASON MONTINOLA Pink Fun #1 2017 Oil on canvas 8 x 8 in (20.3 x 20.3 cm) PHP 50,000 - 60,000

Lot 146 PAULO VINLUAN Ideal Theories 2007 Acrylic on canvas 40 x 30 in (101.6 x 76.2 cm) PHP 60,000 - 90,000

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Lot 147 ROMEO TABUENA Nude Undated Pastel on brown paper 11.25 x 8.25 in (28.6 x 21 cm) PHP 18,000 - 20,000

Lot 148 MALANG Oriental Woman 2002 Gouache on paper 10.5 x 6.5 in (26.7 x 16.5 cm) PHP 60,000 - 70,000

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