The Magnificent September Auction 2019

September 14,2019 | 02:00 PM
G/F Eurovilla 1, Rufino corner Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City, Philippines



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Arturo Luz    (b.1926)

Ca.1978 signed (lower right)
painted burlap
100” x 41” (254 cm x 104 cm)

PHP 1,800,000

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          Arturo Luz, painter, sculptor, and designer for more than 40 years,  created masterpieces that exemplify an ideal of sublime austerity in expression and form.  From the Carnival series of the late 1950s to the Cyclist paintings, largely inspired by Paul Klee’s artistry, Luz ventured a new path and decided to experiment on textiles to produce works that takes the aesthetic vision to new heights of sophisticated simplicity. 

          This work of art sports the same style and material; which is burlap  —  a fabric woven from hemp or fiber — similar to his notable artwork Arrival and Departure that was originally commissioned by Architect Leandro Locsin to be displayed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. In 2014, the said artwork was loaned to the National Museum of the Philippines which serves as its home up to this day.

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