Lot #014

Ang Kiukok

a.) Untitled / Man b.) Untitled / Dog
a.) signed and dated 1987 (upper left) b.) signed and dated 1997 (lower right)
pen and ink on paper
a.) 12” x 9” (30 cm x 23 cm) b.) 12” x 9” (30 cm x 23 cm`)
Starting Bid : Php 120,000
HP + BP : Php 443,840
Provenance Finale Art File
When not painting, Ang Kiukok would create ink-on-paper works, which bear some of his most iconic figures. These two images (that of a seated figure and of a dog) are already well-established in the National Artist’s canon and have direct connection to some of his notable works. While the paintings prove Ang Kiukok’s fluency with color, pictorial distortion, and a sense of scale, the drawings establish his mastery of draftsmanship — a prerequisite, if one thinks about it, for credible figuration.