Lot #012

Emmanuel Garibay

signed and dated 2008 (lower right)
oil on canvas
33” x 24” (84 cm x 61 cm)
Starting Bid : Php 80,000
HP + BP : Php 198,560
Provenance Private Collection, Manila
Wearing the white hat of his trade, the figure in this work by Emmanuel “Manny” Garibay looks frankly at the viewer as though nothing were amiss. His mouth gone, his eyebrows arching in a quizzical expression, blots of red lining his cheeks, he seems to be surprised with the inquiry of our gaze. It may or may not be a portrait of a worker who has given up his ability to speak, but the he surely makes and leaves a memorable impression.