Lot #015

Solomon Saprid

Tikbalang
signed and dated 1971
brass
H:8 1/2” x W:9 1/2” x L:9” (22 cm x 24 cm x 23 cm)
Starting Bid : Php 100,000
HP + BP : Php 303,680
Provenance Private Collection, Makati City
Solomon Saprid aggrandizes his mythical or animal subjects in a manner that is bold, energetic, and rugged, which makes him the Antoine Louis Barye of the Philippine mythical menagerie. This sculpture is notable for its elegant modelling, asymmetric balance, and delicately smooth finish, a trait unusual for the artist. The mass of admirable work left by Saprid makes him as one of the great artists exploring the themes and images of our folkloric heritage, inspiring such talents as Rodel Tapaya.