From entresuelo to Danish Modern to Michael Jordan: The new ‘Work from Home’
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - May 24, 2020 - 12:00am
Whether you’re part of the 50 percent of the workforce ordered to stay indoors, somewhere below age 21 or above age 59, the new-fangled phrase “Work from Home” is something we’ll all have...
What to wear to a mañanita or MECQ
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - May 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Cover arms and legs. No skirts or shorts. And seriously consider wearing socks.
Rizal’s ‘Noli,’ Hen. Luna’s Vaccines, and the Pandemic of the Gilded Age
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - May 10, 2020 - 12:00am
A contagion that starts in the winter months? Telltale symptoms of high fever, labored breathing and pneumonia?
Uzis, Trancazo, and the Pandemic Pantry
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - April 26, 2020 - 12:00am
The Influenza Pandemic struck down not just ‘able-bodied Filipinos from the ages of 20 to 39’ but also children from the ages of two to nine years old. In hard-hit Manila, no family was immune. My mother’s...
Black swans, art fairs and coping with COVID-19
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - March 23, 2020 - 12:00am
I used to wonder about the way millennials used the word “random”, but alas there’s no better way to describe our current predicament.
Life imitates virus, goes on stealth mode
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - March 16, 2020 - 12:00am
For every Green Day or Alanis concert cancelled, you can bet your bottom dollar that there will be an uptick elsewhere even if it’s just on Netflix or other streaming service.
The era of ‘Visiting Forces Disagreements’
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - February 17, 2020 - 12:00am
The sudden termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement on Feb. 11, 2020 comes exactly 121 years to the day, when the Philippine-American War was beginning to come to a boil.
Volcanoes and love in the time of the Corona virus
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - February 10, 2020 - 12:00am
There’s something oddly comforting about a bit of menace in our country’s many natural wonders and nobody would be as prescient about this than the Philippines’ very first National Artist, the anointed...
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.
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