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Skull on flag & strands of hair of a saint at León online auction
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - January 13, 2020 - 12:00am
Auctions are not just a hunting ground for important art but also a source of rare artifacts. These fragments of history are signposts and clues of our own mortality — as well as symbols of our nation’s...
Seeing 2020: Art in the last decade
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - December 23, 2019 - 12:00am
As we careen into 2020, here’s a look at the art trends and milestones that defined the last 10 years, the better to forecast what’s ahead in the brand new decade.
Barrioquinto, BenCab, Zobel reign at León Auction
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - December 9, 2019 - 12:00am
It’s not often easy to learn an object lesson at an auction.
Beautiful, Disturbing and Eloquent: Winners of the Many-Faced Ang Kiukok Contest
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - December 2, 2019 - 12:00am
Young writers celebrated the art and times of the visionary Ang Kiukok, to mark the arrival of remarkable masterpieces by this National Artist at the León Gallery Kingly Treasures Auction last weekend.
CAn an ‘Ang Panday’ dagger spill auction gold?
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - November 18, 2019 - 12:00am
Gen. Malvar was a gentleman farmer who planted orange orchards and loved his flock of roosters so much that he could recognize them at a distance from the sound of their crowing.
Bonifacio foreshadows the age of Duterte
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - November 11, 2019 - 12:00am
Could Restituto Javier have become the 19th-century Duterte? It would indeed have been a tantalizing prospect had a man from the South joined the power struggle between Bonifacio and Aguinaldo.
Historical truths or urban legends?
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - October 28, 2019 - 12:00am
A few weeks ago, the Internet was on fire on news that Manny Pacquiao had taken the starring role in the upcoming movie General Malvar. If the picture ever gets made, it will join the ranks of cinema warriors that...
Artists with an attitude: Joya Breaks Malaysian Records, Filipinos Invade London
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - October 21, 2019 - 12:00am
This Philippine National Artist already holds the record for being the highest-value artwork to be auctioned in this country for “Space Transfiguration.”
The Top 12 Most Bankable Contemporary Filipino Artists
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - September 22, 2019 - 12:00am
Some people may find it absolutely toe-curling to hear the words “artist” and “bankable” in the same sentence.
Yorme’s Manila
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - September 9, 2019 - 12:00am
Maynila is said to date back to the 13th century. It’s not the oldest capital in Asia but is certainly several centuries older than its sisters in North and South America.
A remembrance of things past: Chu-Chu and Alex on Chito Madrigal
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - September 1, 2019 - 12:00am
Consuelo “Chito” Madrigal always lived a double life. In the ’30s, she was Manila’s original “It Girl” but was also a lawyer who received a cum laude and a license to practice...
KKK’s secret symbols, Rizal’s sacred objects at León Gallery Auction
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - August 19, 2019 - 12:00am
A king’s ransom of secret symbols and sacred objects gleam at the next León Gallery auction in September.
Could rizal be this Instagram era’s Gerald Anderson?
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - July 28, 2019 - 12:00am
In this Age of Instagram, the thought occurs: How would our favorite heroes — Andres Bonifacio and José Rizal, Heneral Luna and his brother Juan, for example — have done?
The Sultan of the Exquisite: Don Martin Imperial Tinio Jr.
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - July 15, 2019 - 12:00am
Martin Jesus Tadeo Imperial Tinio Jr. (June 25, 1943-July 9, 2019) would have glided effortlessly into any imperial court of any century.
Museum to get Botong painting
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - June 24, 2019 - 12:00am
The distinguished – but anonymous – collector who consigned the iconic “Camote Diggers” to the recently concluded León Gallery Spectacular Mid-Year Auction has decided to donate the...
Botong Francisco's 'Camote Diggers' to go to national institution
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - June 23, 2019 - 12:56pm
In an unprecedented move, Botong Francisco’s “Camote Diggers” will be the first Philippine work successfully auctioned to be donated to a national institution.
Remembering Glecy Tantoco with love, laughter and tears
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - June 16, 2019 - 12:00am
What do I miss most about my mom?,” asked Rico Tantoco, eldest son of Gliceria Rustia-Tantoco and Bienvenido Tantoco, who gave both their names to the Philippines’ most glamorous department store.
Love & heartbreak for Rizal & Luna at León Gallery Auction
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - June 10, 2019 - 12:00am
It was a cold autumn day in Madrid, on Oct. 10, 1883. Rizal writes to his parents from No. 15 Calle del Baño (Bath Street), where he claims slyly that he is there “solely to sleep and study.”
The House that Waltzed to Manila
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - June 8, 2019 - 12:00am
There’s something straight out of a Gabriel Garcia-Marquez novel about the Laurel ancestral house in old San Juan.
The first Zobel and the last Botong star at the León Gallery Auction
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - May 27, 2019 - 12:00am
The Fernando Zobel that started it all — the artist’s first-ever oil painting by his own handwritten account — and the last Botong Francisco recorded before his unexpected death are just two of...
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