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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Lot of 3 Etchings

Benedicto Cabrera   (b.1942)b.) (1924-1984) c.) (1931-1995)

Siesta Hour
signed and dated 1974 (lower right)
etching 19/20
8” x 10” (20 cm x 25 cm)

Fernando Zobel   

El Jardin
signed and dated 1964 (lower right)
etching 11/50
9” x 11” (23 cm x 28 cm)

Jose Joya  

Premature Disc 2
signed and dated 1969 (lower right)
etching A/P
6” x 6” (15 cm x 15 cm)


PHP 100,000

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Provenance: Private Collection, Manila

     A trio of epic artworks of the three Masters of Philippine art: Bencab, Zobel and Joya.  These etchings showcases the different moods of the Filipino artistry in one lot. <br>

     In Siesta hour, Bencab playfully portrays the native Filipina Mestizas in an afternoon idle aura.  Zobel’s El Jardin, is a cherishment of the periods he was able to work non-stop, as he shared to the Pfeufers in November 1960: “The present is good, the future sounds better.”. While, Joya drives a mystifying vibe as portrayed by his talismanic symbolism in his oeuvre Premature Disc. 2.<br>

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