Lot #023

Romulo Olazo

a.) Permutatuon Series II No. 39 b.) Permutatuon Series II No. 40
signed and dated 1990 (lower right)
Acrylic On Paper
30” x 42” (76 cm x 107 cm)
Starting Bid : Php 500,000
HP + BP : Php 1,985,600
One of the most renowned Filipino abstractionists, Romulo Olazo has created an astounding body of work. Archiving over 3000 pieces, the magnitude of Olazo’s oeuvre is close to mythic — more so with the technicality incorporated into each work by the iconic modernist.
This very pair of works by Olazo is among his Permutation series. A highly acclaimed series of works, Olazo’s Permutations contain a distinct, intelligible aesthetic that is akin to that of cubism. However, in this set of works by the highly regarded modernist we are treated to a starker, quasi-figurative display — minimalist in essence, but potent in context and imagery.