Lot #002

Arturo Luz

Cyclists
signed (lower right)
oil on canvas
28” x 28” (71 cm x 71 cm)
Starting Bid : Php 160,000
HP + BP : Php 525,600
Provenance Acquired directly from the artist’s daughter, Luisa Luz Lansigan, USA
A measure of a master is someone who has forged enduring motifs, and National Artist Arturo Luz fits the bill for coming up with some of the most recognizable evocations of geometric abstraction. His depictions of cyclists is canonical. Against a field of Luz’s trademark red, he centrally locates his composition of lines and shapes, filled-in with either black or white, to freeze an assembly of cyclists. Instead of speed and power, Luz captures their grace and grandeur in mid-motion, delivering the viewer to a contemplation of man’s daring invention.