Asian Cultural Council Philippines Art Auction 2018

March 3,2018 | 02:00 PM
G/F Eurovilla 1, Rufino corner Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City, Philippines



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Anita Magsaysay-Ho   (1914-2012)

signed and dated 1969 (lower right)
oil on masonite board
20” x 24” (51 cm x 61 cm)

PHP 4,000,000

Acquired directly from the artist

Known for the empowering of women through her strong depiction
of the rustic Filipina, Anita Magsaysay-Ho’s art has become highly
In this work from 1969, Anita depicts women surrounded by baskets,
set firmly on the ground, strong and serene. Mrs. Ho’s female figures
have been projected from the painter’s poetic inner eye in poses of
arrested motion, motion-stilled in space and timelessness; their lean
lines offset the soft curves of nets or bilaos, or baskets, or pans; they
are shy, different, modest, brown, Philippine and Oriental; they are
deep wells, unfathomable, enigmatic, eternal riddles. She randomly
spattered her canvases with delicately controlled ink blots which
suggested rock formations, vegetation or waves in the sea.

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