Look Out For These Stellar Art Pieces at Leòn Gallery’s Mid-Year Auction

The much-awaited auction once again incites enthusiasm for its impressive selection of Philippine art

The rich history and culture of the country remain a familiar and fundamental inspiration for Filipino artists. From idyllic scenes in the barrio to elements in the modern-day Philippines, one can easily fall in love with the stunning and poignant works. Art collectors can own these pieces at León Gallery Spectacular Mid-Year Auction on June 20. Partnering with ANCX, the gallery sets to present a visual feast from this month’s selection of historical and contemporary Philippine art. Expect to bid pieces from masters and esteemed names in the art world like Anita Magsaysay-Ho, Ang Kiukok, and Betsy Westerndorp.

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Ang Kiukok (1931-2005), Mauro Malang Santos (1928-2017), and Hugo Yonzon Jr. (1924-1994)
signed by Malang (lower right) 1974
oil on panel
72” x 144” (183 cm x 366 cm)

Goddesses is a treasured piece that art collectors must look out for. Respectable masters Ang Kiukok, Mauro Malang Santos, and Hugo Yonzon Jr. created this stunning triptych. Worth P20 million, this magnificent work depicts the Biblical creation story. Adam and Eve are seemingly brought to life with the multihued cubist abstractions. On a closer look, one can see elements from Philippine culture like images of chicken, water nymphs, and even a jeepney. This masterpiece truly deserves to be part of the ‘Spectacular’ auction, a one-of-a-kind work that collectors must bid on.

Other works featured include National Artist Jose Joya’s Mountain Facade, Arturo Luz’s Trio Performing, Romulo Galicano’s The Porch (Claude Monet’s House), Pacita Abad’s Yellow Polyps, Marina Cruz’s 91 Red Blue and White Stripes Swimming Amongst the White Circles, and Betsy Westendorp’s Kakawate Tree in Tagaytay.

Scroll below to see some of the treasured pieces in the upcoming auction.

The auction will take place on June 20, 2020, at 2:00 PM (GMT +8) at the Eurovilla I ground-floor galleries, Rufino corner Legaspi Streets, Legaspi Village, Makati City.

Click here to view the complete catalog and to register to bid online.

Betsy Westendorp (b. 1927)
Kakawate Tree in Tagaytay
signed and dated 1997 (lower right)
oil on canvas
38” x 51” (97 cm x 130 cm)
Anita Magsaysay-Ho (1914 – 2012)
Untitled (Barrio Scene)
signed and dated 1950 (lower right)
oil on panel
18” x 24” (46 cm x 61 cm)
Marina Cruz (b. 1982)
Red Blue and White Stripes Swimming Amongst the White Circles
signed and dated 2018 (lower right)
oil on canvas
65” x 60” (165 cm x 152 cm)
Jigger Cruz (b. 1984)
Sunflower with Beer and Peanuts
signed and dated 2019 (lower right)
oil on paper
60” x 48” (152 cm x 122 cm)
Pacita Abad (1946 – 2004)
Yellow Polyps
signed and dated 1986 (lower right)
trapunto and acrylic on canvas
72” x 20” (183 cm x 51 cm)

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