Asian Cultural Council Philippines Art Auction 2018

March 3,2018 | 02:00 PM
G/F Eurovilla 1, Rufino corner Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City, Philippines



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Elmer Borlongan   (b.1967)

signed and dated 2003 (lower right)
pen and ink on paper
17” x 12” (43 cm x 30 cm)

PHP 60,000

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Private Collection, Manila

Honored with a retrospective show, "An Extraordinary Eye for the Ordinary," curated by the historian Ambeth Ocampo and currently on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Elmer Borlongan is now considered as one of the leading lights of Philippine Visual Arts, with his depictions of simple men and women who negotiate the tight spaces of Contemporary life. In this work, one sees a Christ-like figure (notable for a crown of thorns affixed on his head) listening to a stereo blasting into his ear, an argument on how the commonplace could be spiritual, and the spiritual commonplace.

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