Lot #040

Pacita Abad

I Put A Spell on You
signed dated 1997 (lower right)
oil on canvas
36” x 24” (91 cm x 61 cm)
Starting Bid : Php 120,000
HP + BP : Php 467,200
Provenance Private Collection, Manila
The late Pacita Abad has garnered great adulation for her abstract works. Most noted for her inimitable choice of palette, there is a distinct characteristic to Abad’s creations that flaunt her innate understanding of coloration.
Brilliant is Abad’s approach to her art, as she juxtaposes a myriad of tones that come together in all their dissonance, concocting an intense, cohesive amalgamation of hues. Abad’s predilection for color can be traced, in a way, to her peripatetic life where she traveled the globe to take in the sights, sounds, cultures, and yes, colors, of the numerous places she visited.