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)

Boy with a Kite
signed and dated 1989 (lower right)
oil on canvas
24” x 30” (61 cm x 76 cm)


PHP 100,000

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Provenance: Private Collection, Manila

          The artist seems to be deliberately merging the ephemeral, as symbolized by the paper kite, with the eternal, represented by the geometries that structure the work at the background.  The art of Angelito Antonio  has always been involved with defining the emotional properties of color.  Also, with the man and his kite merging with the buildings on the background, the work sums up  Antonio’s mastery of figures in space.

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