From left: Installation A by Augusto Albor, Untitled by Bernardo Pacquing, Time-Bokan-Red by Takashi Murakami
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Spectacular finds at PhP 80,000 and below at the upcoming León auction

There may be something within your budget’s reach at the upcoming León Gallery Magnificent September Auction— but will you like it? 
ANCX | Sep 09 2020

Whoever said there’s nothing within your budget at León Gallery auctions is lying, or they just don’t have the eye for finds. We went through the great offerings from the upcoming León Gallery Magnificent September Auction and found six that are legit awesome pieces—things you’ll be proud to own—and at the same won’t break the bank. Not only do they have starting prices at P80,000 and below, some of them are from the hands of contemporary art masters. Scroll through our selections and see if we’re not telling the truth. 

 

6

Augusto Albor (b. 1948)

Installation A

signed and dated 2003 (lower right)

mixed media

9 1/2” x 8” (24 cm x 22 cm)

Starting price: PHP 40,000

Augusto Albor has been known for his powerfully captivating abstract works. His use of space and color exhibits a restrained, impassioned elegance. Combining the chaos of this very composition with elements of neoplasticism, Albor displays his control of the medium, precisely plotting and layering every addition to the piece to complete the cohesive dynamic of the whole.

 

13

Andres Barrioquinto (b. 1975)

Untitled

signed and dated 2008 (lower right)

oil on canvas

30” x 24” (76 cm x 61 cm)

Starting price PHP 80,000

One of the critics who took note of Barrioquinto described his works as drawn from the “shock and defamiliarization mechanisms to engage viewers encountering his dark, often pessimistic and gritty figures that have been left looking deliberately unfinished and indeterminate, highlighting disharmonies and social tension.” These observations are apparent in this untitled portrait of a woman in black and blue, seemingly haunted and in contemplation.

 

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Bernardo Pacquing (b. 1967)

Untitled

signed and dated 2003 (lower right

acrylic on paper

12” x 16 1/2” (30 cm x 42 cm)

Starts at PHP 50,000

The works of Bernardo Pacquing are often seen as the next logical step in the development of modern abstraction. Pacquing subverts the Jungian idealism often attributed to the medium of abstraction by abandoning the lofty ideals that often come with them.

 

7

Takashi Murakami (b.1962)

Time-Bokan - Red

signed and dated 2001 (lower right)

offset lithography, 105/300

20” x 20” (51 cm x 51 cm)

Starts at PHP 40,000

This particular piece entitled Time-Bokan, with the word bokan meaning airship or aircraft, is a seminal illustration by Murakami that depicts the horrors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings as well as the deep-seated collective fears and trauma of the Japanese people.

 

1

Juanito Torres (b. 1978)

Untitled

signed and dated 2009 (lower right)

oil on canvas

36” x 24” (92 cm x 61 cm)

Starts at PhP 80,000

In his works full of allegories and symbols, of action and dramatic flair, contemporary visual artist Juanito Torres merges familiar imageries in Philippine history and surrealist elements to lead viewers in confronting the past and the truths that shaped the Filipino identity.

 

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Bernardo Pacquing (b. 1967)

Untitled

signed and dated 2003 (lower right)

acrylic on paper

12” x 9” (31 cm x 23 cm)

Starts at PHP 60,000

The frenetic and chaotic works of abstractionist Bernardo Pacquing delve into the built reality of our contemporary world. Unlike most works of abstract art, Pacquing forgoes any primordial investigation into the collective unconscious. Instead, Pacquing’s works are imbued with a sense of familiarity and place, given that the artist often draws inspiration from the everyday objects that surround him.

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45 Untitled by Bernardo Pacquing (b. 1967)

Signed and dated 2003 (lower right), acrylic on paper, 12” x 9” (31 cm x 23 cm). Starting bid rate below.

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54 Untitled by Bernardo Pacquing (b. 1967)

Signed and dated 2003 (lower right), acrylic on paper, 12” x 9” (31 cm x 23 cm). Starting bid rate below.

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1 Untitled by Juanito Torres (b. 1978)

Signed and dated 2009 (lower right) oil on canvas, 36” x 24” (92 cm x 61 cm). Starting bid rate below.

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6 Installation A by Augusto Albor (b. 1948)

Signed and dated 2003 (lower right), mixed media, 9 1/2” x 8” (24 cm x 22 cm). Starting bid rate below.

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13 Untitled by Andres Barrioquinto (b. 1975)

Signed and dated 2008 (lower right) oil on canvas, 30” x 24” (76 cm x 61 cm). Starting bid rate below.

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7 Time-Bokan - Red by Takashi Murakami (b.1962)

Signed and dated 2001 (lower right), offset lithography, 105/300, 20” x 20” (51 cm x 51 cm). Starting bid rate below.

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The León Gallery Magnificent September Auction 2020 is happening this September 19 at 2PM. It is the second major alliance between León Gallery, the country’s most trusted auction house and ANCX.ph, the urban man’s guide to style and culture, the online lifestyle site of ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel.  

View the online catalogue as well as register to bid now at www.leon-gallery.com. For inquiries, call (02) 8772-8343 or send an email at [email protected]

The artwork descriptions are excerpted from the Leon Gallery catalogue.