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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.
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.
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.
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