New online auction targets budding art collectors


Posted at Jul 07 2020 12:34 PM

"Portrait of a Girl" by Henri Matisse is one of the items to be offered at Casa de Memoria's first online auction. Handout

MANILA -- Casa de Memoria, the auction house of Palacio de Memoria, has launched an online platform targeted mainly at young, affluent collectors.

Casa Online kicks off its first auction at 2 p.m. on July 11, offering vintage items and other historical pieces with a ceiling price of P45,000, and other art pieces in the P100,000 range.

Part of the proceeds from the auction, dubbed The Casa Online 01, will be donated to ABS-CBN's Sagip Kapamilya humanitarian assistance program.

"The world of auctions and the arts is at its best when it is all inclusive. The Casa Online aims to engage a younger audience and collectors who are just starting out by allowing them to delve into the beauty and richness of art through these must-have pieces. With The Casa Online 01 auction, we will be featuring an eclectic mix of modern and nostalgic items to suit the tastes of all ages," Casa de Memoria general manager Camille Lhuillier said in a statement.

The Casa Online 01 auction will feature Euro-Filipino paintings, collectibles, tableware, sculptures, and centerpieces.

Among the items to be offered are a 19th century lithograph by French painter Henri Matisse titled "Portrait of a Girl," handpainted iron sculptures such as "Telefono" and "Cafetera" by Spanish artist Victor Arrizabalaga, vases bearing the coat of arms of King John I of Portugal and Queen Philippa of Lancaster, a German-inspired ink cartridge, a vintage Louis Vuitton suitcase, and an Hermes Standard 6 typewriter.

More details are available at Casa de Memoria's website and social media pages.