If you want to get lost in the world of Tim Yap, being Champagned-out in one of the talked-about parties he’s always hosting is not enough. One must also step into his art-filled home.
There in his Man-on-the-moon-inspired surroundings, where a copper-colored alien statue by Leeroy New hovers above a futuristic looking sofa, one gets immersed in tchotchkes, mementos and artworks the eventologist has accumulated over the years. It’s a fascinating universe, revealing a man who hasn’t lost the child in him, and who revels in his penchant for the whimsical and the cheeky, the sentimental and the seriously grown-up.
We asked Tim to be one of our tastemakers for the upcoming Leon Gallery Spectacular Midyear Auction happening tomorrow, June 5, and his choices could all find engaging company in his personal art collection that include works by Ronald Ventura, Cos Zicarelli, Michaela Benedicto, Mideo Cruz, photographer Neal Oshima and graffiti artist Egg Fiasco.
Below are Tim’s answers to the question: “What 5 items from the Leon Gallery Spectacular Midyear Auction would you recommend to a young collector seeking your advice?”
[The Leon Gallery Spectacular Midyear Auction this Saturday, June 5, is co-presented by ANCX.ph, the urban man’s guide to culture and style, and the lifestyle website of the ABS-CBN News Channel. For additional information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact +632 8856 2781. To browse The Spectacular Mid-Year Auction catalog, visit www.leon-gallery.com.]
Photos courtesy of Leon Gallery