Lot #019

Fred Baldemor

Batang Quinali
signed and dated 1982 (lower right)
Molave
12” x 8” (30 cm x 20 cm)
Starting Bid : Php 18,000
HP + BP : Php 23,360
Provenance Gallery Bleue
Filipino sculpture has time and again been the considered some of the finest. Transitioning from carving Anitos to Santos to the Christ image, even up to the carving of saints, Filipino sculptors have exhibited ease with three-dimensional media as they demonstrate a familiarity with wood — what with sculpture being one of the most familiar art forms among Filipinos since time immemorial.
Among the most notable Filipino sculptors is Fred Baldemor. Having originated the image of Santo Niño de Palaboy in 1974, such figure has since become a folk subject done by almost every Paete wood carver, venerated in an annual religious feast.
This relief carving by the internationally renowned artist, entitled ‘Batang Quinali’, puts on display his technical proficiency. An astonishing exhibition of adeptness, more so with his attention to detail.