Lot #006

Jose Joya

Boats
signed and dated 1965 (lower right)
pen and ink on paper
10” x 7” (25 cm x 18 cm)
Starting Bid : Php 30,000
HP + BP : Php 35,040
Authenticity This piece is accompanied by a certificate issued by Mrs. Josefa Joya-Baldovino confirming the authenticity of this lot.
Provenance Private Collection, Manila
Jose Joya is acknowledged chiefly for his contribution to Philippine abstraction in the 20th century. The National Artist, however, also produced an extensive body of figurative work in his lifetime, some of which have become highly prized. His representational muscle is clearly flexed in this pen-and-ink drawing that shows a front-facing boat, breaking through the surf and visually moving towards the viewer. A remarkable display of perspective, this work encapsulates the beauty of propulsion of a form in space.