Lot #018

Mia Herbosa

The Hippie Model
signed and dated 1995 (lower right)
oil on masonite board
16” x 12” (41 cm x 30 cm)
Starting Bid : Php 100,000
HP + BP : Php 175,200
Provenance Private Collection, Makati City
While the title alludes to a contemporary model, this work by Mia Herbosa bears traces of male beauty borrowed from the Renaissance ethos: long, flowing locks and feminine facial features. The model pointing at his temple reminds one of the Thinking Man by Rodin. His forehead, broad and intelligent, shines with a line that emanates from the top of the picture.