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Aguinaldo topples Bonifacio once again, confession rings in P5.8 Million
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - March 11, 2019 - 12:00am
One-hundred-twenty-two years after Emilio Aguinaldo toppled Andres Bonifacio at the controversial Tejeros Convention, old Miong would take the title once again.
History shaken, not stirred
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - February 25, 2019 - 12:00am
For those who like their history shaken and not stirred, today’s celebration of the EDSA Revolution should be flavored not only by the remembrance of Cory Aquino but also by the man who gave his name to Manila’s...
Juan Luna’s pencil case and the 8 ‘Most-Searched’ Filipino artists
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - February 18, 2019 - 12:00am
For the unmarried staring down “Love Month” with the stink-eye, here’s a future that’s even darker to contemplate: your beloved belongings could very well end up in a New York storage locker,...
The Last of the Graces: Carmencita Ongsiako Reyes
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - February 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Every generation or so, a set of sisters captures the imagination of society with their grace, beauty and pedigree.
Shocking secrets, pure hearts revealed at León Gallery February Auction
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - February 4, 2019 - 12:00am
Extraordinary — and blood-curdling — handwritten confessions of the circumstances surrounding Andres Bonifacio’s gruesome death in the mountains of Marogondon will be revealed at the León...
Gray Matters
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - December 23, 2018 - 12:00am
There’s a bit of a kerfuffle about Catriona being surnamed with what some people think is the un-Filipino moniker “Gray.”
Hidalgo ‘Sailboats,’ the lethal Luna Telegram, Bonifacio Papers at the León Gallery Auction
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - December 10, 2018 - 12:00am
History and fine art closed the last auction for 2018 at León Gallery with a loud bang.
Heneral Luna’s deadly telegram, Bonifacio’s Tejeros Proclamation
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - November 19, 2018 - 12:00am
The good, the bad, and the ugly of Philippine history are in the spotlight of the upcoming León Gallery Kingly Treasures auction — the better to piece together our unquiet past.
Botong Francisco joins ‘Million-Dollar Club’ at León Gallery Auction
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - September 17, 2018 - 12:00am
Carlos “Botong” Francisco’s romantic “Nose Flute” finally catapulted this National Artist to the exclusive circle called the “Million-Dollar Club,” composed of artists who...
Bonifacio, Hen. Luna and Goyong’s officers at León Gallery’s upcoming auction
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - August 20, 2018 - 12:00am
August is an evil month in the Philippines and in 1896; it was no different from today. The reports of that year say that it had rained non-stop for days on end, just like this last murky weekend that brought Marikina...
The last rock star; Carmen Guerrero Nakpil
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - August 5, 2018 - 12:00am
You can’t be a rock star without enraptured fans and a handful of stalkers — Mom had plenty of both.
Jose Santos III is the first Filipino in Hirshhorn Museum
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - July 30, 2018 - 12:00am
Quietly and without fanfare, the board of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington DC — the modern and contemporary art museum of the Smithsonian Institution which is the national museum of the...
León auction puts the spotlight on gilded lives
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - July 23, 2018 - 12:00am
The collections of Manila’s gilded lives — society swans and eminent scholars, diplomats and bon vivants, ballerinas and business tycoons — will be featured at the upcoming León Exchange...
Collectors vote with their wallets, elect Rizal as country’s fave hero
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - June 18, 2018 - 12:00am
When the question as to which hero is more beloved — Rizal or Bonifacio — was posed a couple of weeks ago, the debate raged hot and long.
Paintings with pedigrees at Leon Gallery auction: The Melian-Zobel and Ynchausti Amorsolos
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - June 4, 2018 - 12:00am
I have three categories of art,” said a certain cosmetics zillionaire, as reported by society-bible Vanity Fair, “Oh, Oh my, and Oh my God.”
Who is the more beloved? Rizal or Bonifacio?
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - May 21, 2018 - 12:00am
Who is the country’s more beloved hero?
Online auctions come of age
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - May 7, 2018 - 12:00am
It’s kinda cute,” giggled Shelly Stewart, played by a pre-Sex in the City Jessica Parker, surveying a Japanese plate in the auction scene of The First Wives Club.
From an unusual Botong to a fluid Luz — it’s auction time at Leon Gallery
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - April 23, 2018 - 12:00am
Curb your enthusiasm — it’s the Leon Exchange online auction this weekend of April 27 and 28 at Eurovilla I, Legaspi Street, Legaspi Village.
Jeff Koons and the Year of the Dog
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - April 9, 2018 - 12:00am
For Jeff Koons, the Year of the Dog came early — or five years ago to be exact, when his “Balloon Dog (Orange)” sold for the extravagant amount of $58.4 million at Christies New York.
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