The Asian Cultural Council Auction 2020

February 22,2020 | 02:00 PM
G/F Eurovilla 1, Rufino corner Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City, Philippines



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Benedicto Cabrera  (b. 1942)

Mother and Child
signed and dated 1999 (lower right)
acrylic on paper
16” x 11” (41 cm x 28 cm)

PHP 600,000

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Benedicto Cabrera has always concerned himself with the juxtaposition of Filipino identity and Filipino reality. The shimmering garb or the dirty sackcloth or the ever symbolic Filipiniana provincial outfit is a staple throughout Cabrera’s canonical work. It is through this contrasting layer of images and iconography that Cabrera synthesizes the actuality of the Filipino condition. In this engrossing take on a popular Filipino subject, BenCab merges the stark idealism borne out of our colonial temperament with the realities of our current socio-economic state.

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