Lot #022

Onib Olmedo

signed and dated 1992 (lower right)
pastel on felt paper
22” x 28” (56 cm x 71 cm)
Starting Bid : Php 130,000
HP + BP : Php 151,840
Provenance Private Collection, Manila
Onib Olmedo, one of the most influential artists in the Philippines, has created an obscure world of oddity and disproportion. Immortalized in his oeuvre, this bizarre world gives us a glimpse into the inner workings behind Olmedo’s genius.
This work by Olmedo is among his sensuous nudes done in pastel on felt paper. The implied physical interaction in the composition puts forth the desire for the subject — the artist succumbing to his carnal cravings, and the subject to her inhibitions.