Lot #039

Benedito Cabrera

Sabel
signed and dated 1993 (lower right)
acrylic on paper
12” x 9” (30 cm x 23 cm)
Starting Bid : Php 500,000
HP + BP : Php 1,051,200
Provenance Private Collection, Makati City
In the last decade, Benedicto Cabrera has been the subject of great acclaim. Having just recently celebrated 50 years of his art, a retrospective of the maestro’s work was imperative.
Looking back at the National Artist’s long-spanning career, one of the most iconic subjects borne from his brush is Sabel. The plastic-garbed vagabond, immortalized by one of the most celebrated Filipino Artists, has now become one of the most recognized figures in Philippine art.