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Fi­nale Auc­tions fea­ture trea­sures from Na­tional Artists

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Fi­nale Auc­tions presents mas­ter­pieces by Na­tional Artists along with renowned works by Philip­pine mod­ernist and con­tem­po­rary artists in a live auc­tion on Sat­ur­day, Oct. 19, 2 p.m. at Fi­nale Art File, La Fuerza Com­pound.

“Ce­ramic Jars and Shell” by Na­tional Artist Ar­turo Luz will be one of the high­lights. This art­work ex­em­pli­fies his mas­tery of min­i­mal­ist geo­met­ric ab­strac­tions. Born in 1926, Luz is a painter, sculp­tor and de­signer.

A mother’s em­brace, as well as a study in anatomy, Ang Kiukok’s “Mother and Child (Cat­a­log No. 32)” will also be up for bid­ding. It fea­tures Kiukok’s dis­tinct style that fuses cu­bism, sur­re­al­ism and ex­pres­sion­ism — an ex­am­ple of fig­u­ra­tive ex­pres­sion­ism.

Rodel Ta­paya’s “Heal­ing Mir­a­cle” de­picts a nar­ra­tive em­bed­ded in Filipino cul­ture, while of­fer­ing sharp and pierc­ing com­men­tary on life. Through his adept ma­nip­u­la­tion of folk aes­thetic and ma­te­rial, Ta­paya pro­vides his myth­i­cal char­ac­ters with al­le­gor­i­cal sig­nif­i­cances that tran­scend com­mon per­cep­tion, of­fer­ing fresh in­sights about their ori­gins and rel­e­vance.

The auc­tion also fea­ture Ro­mulo Olazo and Ra­mon Or­lina’s ab­strac­tions. A con­tem­po­rary of Ang Kiukok, Olazo worked across me­dia, forms and gen­res. In “Still Life Ka­suy at Mangga,” he muted a still life into ab­stract shapes and forms. A renowned pi­o­neer in glass sculp­ture, Or­lina achieves an in­ter­play be­tween ab­strac­tion in his work “Lu­mi­nes­cence.”

The works of these artists (in­clud­ing Jig­ger Cruz and Andres Bar­rio­quinto) will be show­cased from Oct. 11 to 19 at Fi­nale Auc­tions.

 ?? by Ro­mulo Olazo ?? “Still Life Ka­suy at Mangga”
by Ro­mulo Olazo “Still Life Ka­suy at Mangga”
 ??  ?? “Ce­ramic Jars and Shell” by Ar­turo Luz
“Ce­ramic Jars and Shell” by Ar­turo Luz
 ??  ?? “Mother and Child (Cat­a­log No. 32)” by Ang Kiukok
“Mother and Child (Cat­a­log No. 32)” by Ang Kiukok

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