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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Mauro Malang Santos  (b. 1928)

signed and dated 1967 (lower right)
print (120/184)
15” x 18” (38 cm x 46 cm)

PHP 8,000

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The art and artworks of Mauro Malang Santos can be best segmented into three phases: His early days as a newspaper cartoonist; his colorful genre paintings that featured slices of life in the Philippines; and his abstract images of women that populated his later pieces. This rare, early work from 1967 thus falls under the middle category, and here we already see glimpses into the future; that is, the future of Malang the artist. Though evidently a depiction of shanties (his so-called barong-barong series), we can already see abstract touches in its execution. And as opposed to the typically lively colors that suffuse his work, monochromatic shades of brown serve as the main color palette in this piece.

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