The Kingly Treasures Auction 2019

November 30,2019 | 02:00 PM
G/F Eurovilla 1, Rufino corner Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City, Philippines

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Michael Cacnio (b. 1969)

Mother and Child

signed brass

26" x 13" x 9 1/2" (66 cm x 33 cm x 24 cm)


PHP 180,000

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Provenance: Private Collection, Manila

Painter turned world-class sculptor Michael Cacnio encapsulates motherly love and parental devotion in his Mother and Child series. A pillar of social realism in Philippine sculpture, the brass master is largely inspired by Filipino values and traditions.

This dancing mother-and-daughter tandem can address the eye with the soaring power of a monument. The chief medium, which is brass, celebrates the richness of color. It gives his sculptures a bright high note as it draws attention to the not so decorative but elegant and graceful form.

His works are deeply personal and yet are three-dimensional celebrations of every day to which the audience can easily connect, which explains why his works are sought by collectors.

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