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Blue Garden (1989) by Jose Joya

Jose Tanig Joya (1931-1995), National Artist of the Philippines

Jose Joya has broken strides to achieve the distinction of garnering the highest price ever paid for a work at auction in the Philippine market. His artworks may be found in many international collections including the Vatican Museum in Rome, the National Museum in Manila, and the Philippine Center in New York.

  • Medium: Acrylic collage
  • Size: 31.5 in x 39 in.
  • Category: Painting
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Ochre IV (1981) by Arturo Luz

Arturo Rogerio Luz (b. 1926), National Artist of the Philippines

On offer as a pair with Ochre III, this piece features the Mandarin simplicity of Arturo Luz over ostentation. The works are a fragment from his historical one-man exhibit held at the Museo de Arte Moderno (Museum of Modern Art) in Mexico City, Mexico, in 1981.

  • Medium: Acrylic collage
  • Size: 23 in. x 36 in.
  • Category: Painting
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Ochre III (1981) by Arturo Luz

Arturo Rogerio Luz (b. 1926), National Artist of the Philippines

Available only in tandem with Ochre IV, this early work comes from Arturo Luz’s historical one-man exhibit held at the Museo de Arte Moderno (Museum of Modern Art) in Mexico City, Mexico, in 1981. While many of the works in that show were constructed from burlap, here were a few intimate pieces that were fashioned from paper, including this prime example.

  • Medium: Acrylic collage
  • Size: 23 in. x 36 in.
  • Category: Painting
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Fun Center (1987) by Jose Joya

Jose Tanig Joya (1931-1995), National Artist of the Philippines

Along with Napoleon Abueva, Joya was the first among his countrymen to ever exhibit at the prestigious Venice Biennale in 1964. Joya became dean at his country’s most competitive fine arts college, and is held to this day in high regard as the “father of Philippine abstract expressionism.” His artworks have appreciated in price by as much as 287,500 percent from the 1970s to the present.

  • Medium: Acrylic collage
  • Size: 10 in. x 13 in.
  • Category: Painting
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Sculpture

Trophy (1985) by Napoleon Abueva

Napoleon Veloso Abueva (1930-2018), National Artist of the Philippines

Proclaimed National Artist for Sculpture in 1976 when he was 46 years old, Napoleon Abueva enjoys the distinction of being the youngest recipient of the award to date. Along with Jose Joya, he was the first among his countrymen to join the Venice Biennale in 1964.

  • Medium: Wood
  • Size: 23 in. x 6 in. x 6 in.
  • Category: Sculpture
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Sculpture

Salamat (2015) by Eduardo Castrillo

Eduardo De los Santos Castrillo (1942-2016)

Eduardo Castrillo’s reputation as an artist is beyond dispute. Known for producing monumental sculpture groups that may be better termed as “shrines” in numerous public spaces, Castrillo also produced the occasional rarity: a small-scale gem of a gift.

  • Medium: Brass
  • Size: 4 in. x 6 in. x 5 in.
  • Category: Sculpture