The Spectacular Mid-year Auction 2019

June 22,2019 | 02:00 PM
G/F Eurovilla 1, Rufino corner Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City, Philippines

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Mark Justiniani  (b.1966)

Angel
signed and dated 2006 (lower right)
oil on canvas
48 1/2” x 36” (123 cm x 91 cm)


PHP 1,400,000

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Provenance: Private Collection, Makati City

Mark Justiniani, whose art was never hampered by logic, continues to produce images
full of wit and imagination.
There was a time when the depiction of an angel was laden with medieval meaning,
its appearance in the stained glass of a church apse or a frescoed ceiling of a palace
or monastery protecting those who entered within. Now we admire them for their
otherworldly characteristics. We also learn to understand the subtleties which differentiate
earthbound humans and supernatural beings and just what artists such as Mark Justiniani,
in his personal language, is trying to tell us about the world they inhabit.
Justiniani combines a love for the fantastic, grotesque and humorous with a faith in the
ebullient force of human life.

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