The Spectacular Mid-Year Auction 2014

June 21,2014 | 02:00 PM
G/F Eurovilla 1, Rufino corner Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City, Philippines

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Benedicto Cabrera  (b. 1942)

The Kiss
signed and dated 1994 (lower right)
acrylic and charcoal on handmade paper
11” x 9” (28 cm x 23 cm)


PHP 80,000

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Benedicto Cabrera, who signs his paintings “Bencab,” always upheld the primacy of drawing over decorative color, as 1994’s “The Kiss” shows. The details are spare - if any at all, the figures fluidly delineated with a minimal sepia toned background. The embrace of a single hand is enough to convey the intimacy of the figures.

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