Trophy (1986) by Napoleon Abueva

Title: Trophy
Year: 1986
Artist: Napoleon Abueva
Medium: Wood
Size: Approximately 25 in. x 7 in.

Distinction:
Napoleon Abueva was conferred into the Order of the National Artists of the Philippines in 1976. He was an awardee in the category sculpture.

About the work:
Bought while the collector was still in university more than 20 years ago, this work by National Artist for Sculpture Napoleon Abueva is a rarity, considering the dearth of Abuevas in the market. Meanwhile, the work bears striking similarities to the visual language of Abueva’s better known masterpieces, such as Allegorical Harpoon. Trophy is a vertically-driven cousin. Modernist to the last detail, it sits in a pride of place since it was among the first few pieces in the core of the collection.