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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...
Why Nedy Tantoco cried, and what David Endriga sang for Catherine Huang
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - May 26, 2019 - 12:00am
I cried when I saw Catherine come through the church door and walk down the aisle with her father Tony.
The Cebuano who beat Magellan to it
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - May 20, 2019 - 12:00am
It’s a cruel time to be a conquistador.
Wedding of orthopedic doctor David Endriga to business scion Catherine Huang unites two families passionate about culture and Filipino first
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - May 19, 2019 - 4:35pm
This afternoon’s nuptials unfolded amid towering white blossoms and the soaring music of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra. It also made official the making of one big, happy family of two large clans that...
Harry Winston and Other Girl’s Best Friends at León Exchange Auction
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - April 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Two ladies’ men from opposite sides of the pond — Hollywood and Buckingham Palace, that is — are a girl’s best friend at León Exchange’s brilliant online auction this Saturday,...
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...
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