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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Nena Saguil  (1914-1994)

signed and dated 1960 (lower right)
oil on wood
24” x 18” (61 cm x 46 cm)

PHP 300,000

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Provenance: Private Collection, Manila

The artist Nena Saguil had been living in Paris where she was first an art scholar working with
Henri Goetz, then a struggling painter at the Left Bank. Recognized today by important French
art critics, her works are with the Museum of Modern Art and with the National Center for
Contemporary Arts in Paris, as well as with various private collections and museums in France.
She has held several one man shows in Paris, particularly with the art gallery of Madame
Suzanne de Coninck.
In a mid 1970s interview, she was asked: “Are a you regular in any Paris Gallery?”
NS: I am a regular in a gallery, because they want me to exhibit. This is the gallery of Madame
Suzanne de Coninck, where I had my first one man show in 1965. Madame de Coninck had
invited me to exhibit in a group show to see how my works will be taken by the art community
of Paris. Madame de Coninck exhibits only artists who have worked at least five years in Paris,
who have given one man exhibitions and who have been written up by critics.”

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