Colonial Coils by Kawayan De Guia courtesy of Leon Gallery
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What will they bid on? Mike Tomacruz’s picks from the Leon Gallery Spectacular Mid Year Auction

This art collector and businessman knows a thing or two about which names matter. 
ANCX | Jun 12 2020

Strike a conversation with businessman and art collector Mike Tomacruz and you will immediately detect his unabashed and deep love for art. For the novice collector, Tomacruz is a great source of information and is always a generous guide. His keen eye has assembled quite a collection which is the envy of many.

For the ANCX collaboration with top auction house Leon Gallery for its Spectacular Mid Year Auction on June 20, we asked people who love art, Tomacruz included, to choose their top picks among the 125 items to be auctioned off.

Since its debut in 2013, León Gallery has become the most trusted auction house in the country. It continues to set record prices for Filipino Old Masters as well as modern and contemporary artists.

Here are Mike’s top choices: 

The common denominator in choosing these 5 works are the difficulty in accessing their works in the primary market. It would take a new collector years to be able to acquire the works of these artists from their respective galleries. 

Zean Cabangis and Marc Aran Reyes have different styles but both have an ethereal look and feel to their works. One can’t help but feel the nostalgia in the works of Marina Cruz. I especially like the works of Mark Justiniani and Kawayan de Guia for its comedic and strong socio-political narratives.

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Leon Gallery

Before We Leave by Zean Cabangis

Signed and dated 2019 (verso), mixed media, 72” x 48” (183 cm x 122 cm). Starting Bid Rate Below.

Php 700,000 Register now to bid!
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Colonial Coils by Kawayan de Guia

Signed and dated 2019 (lower right), mixed media, 67” x 55” x 3” (170 cm x 140 cm x 8 cm). Starting Rate Below.

Php 240,000 Register now to bid!
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Spectator by Mark Justiniani

Signed and dated 2013 (lower left), oil on canvas, 57” x 90” (145 cm x 229 cm). Starting Bid Rate Below.

Php 5,000,000 Register now to bid!
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The Audacious Future by Mark Aran Reyes

Signed and dated 2017 (lower right), oil on canvas, 60” x 120” (152 cm x 305 cm). Starting Bid Rate Below.

Php 1,000,000 Register now to bid!
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Red Blue and White Stripes Swimming Amongst the White Circle

Signed and dated 2018 (lower right), oil on canvas, 65” x 60” (165 cm x 152 cm). Starting Bid Rate Below.

Php 1,200,000 Register now to bid!
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View the Spectacular Mid-Year Auction 2020 catalogue as well as register to bid now at www.leon-gallery.com.