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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Angelito Antonio  (b.1939)

signed and dated 1975 (lower right)
oil on wood
48” x 36” (122 cm x 91 cm)

PHP 260,000

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Provenance: Private Collection, Manila

          Regarded as a prime mover of action painting and extension of the Cubist style in Philippine art, Angelito Antonio, had developed his very own color schemes of acidic yellow, cerulean blue, and black and white.  His masterpieces suggests a sense of Manansala while portraying Filipino color, flavor and folk genre subjects such as vendors, ice cream peddlers, balloon sellers and cockfighters.

          This painting was created in 1975 as a prelude to his black and white series that he exhibited at the Luz Gallery in 1977.

          Already an immense figure in the history of Philippine visual art, Antonio is one of the pillars of Philippine art to adhere to Modernism’s core tenet of dynamic expression.

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