Lot #021

Eduardo Castrillo

Crucifixion
signed and dated 1992
brass
H:35 3/4” x L:20 1/4” x W:5 1/2” (91 cm x 51 cm x 14 cm)
Starting Bid : Php 60,000
HP + BP : Php 350,400
Provenance Private Collection, Manila
Multi award-winning sculptor Eduardo Castrillo had been at the forefront of modernism since as early as the 1960s. The iconic sculptor’s approach to three-dimensional media had put on display the stylization of figures and abstraction of form that had come to vogue over the era, captivating connoisseurs and collectors alike with his profound eloquence and brilliance.
As in this piece, among Castrillo’s religious works, the artist defines the physique of the crucified Christ in intricate detail — the stylization of the pained Christ’s body evocative of hardship and struggle, his crown a representation of his painful sacrifice, his torn garb a display of humility.
A truly intricate and elegant work by Castrillo, from conception thru execution, there is no question to the artist’s technical proficiency and creative genius.