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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Mauro Malang Santos   (1928-2017)

White Bird
signed and dated 1998 (lower right)
oil on canvas
18” x 18” (46 cm x 46 cm)


PHP 800,000

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Provenance: Private Collection, Manila

          The maturity in Mauro ‘Malang’ Santos’ later works is indicative of the artist’s development over his decades-long practice.  Malang, one of the premiere  modernists, has fused a Cubist approach into his canvases, while incorporating  a very Filipino sensibility into his themes and subjects. 

          As his later works were more noticeably of Filipina women in floral and religious settings, this work from 1994 recalls of his earlier choice of subjects — a group of women huddled together in bright sunshine colors.  As the mature Malang’s technical prowess encompassed nearly all mediums, his eloquence in using oil is no surprise.

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