Array
Arts & Culture

This Painting By A National Artist Is Up For Grabs At A Starting Bid of P1,000

Catch Leon Gallery's online auction on July 27 and 28

Shares
Photography: Leon Gallery website

National Artist for Visual Arts Carlos "Botong" Francisco is revered for single-handedly reviving the forgotten art of mural-making. He's also one of the 13 artists who pioneered the Modernist art movement, which broke away from Fernando Amorsolo's romanticism and pastoral themes. You can now own a piece by Botong himself for as low as P1,000 at least, as long as no one outbids you through Leon Gallery's upcoming two-day online auction on July 27 and 28. You just have to sign in through Leon Exchange and register as a buyer.

12" x 14" print by Carlos "Botong" Francisco (Starting bid: P1,000) Leon Exchange

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

"The online auction gives clients the convenience of bidding through their mobiles or laptops, with-out having to trek all the way to where physical auctions happen," says Jaime Ponce de Leon, gallery director and founder, about this latest edition of Leon Exchange.

Set of magnifying glasses (Starting bid: P10,000) Leon Exchange

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Other works to be auctioned off are treasures from the Ramon N. Villegas collection, such as magnifying glasses with tortoiseshell handles and mother-of-pearl paintings attributed to Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo; books and paintings previously owned by Philippine dance icon Felicitas "Tita" Radaic; and collectible furniture from an old Malabon family, the Dionisios. This lot goes under the gavel on July 27 as part of "The Collectors' Vault."

George Jensen Acron Sterling Silver (Starting bid: P200,000) Leon Exchange

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

On July 28, Leon Exchange focuses on a range of furniture, chandeliers, silverware, crystal, and china. Expect to see beautiful creations from Eames, Fortuny, and Ralph Lauren.

There's also a section called "Found Objects" to be featured on both days. It features lithograph prints from the 19th century, century-old Philippine maps, a police book from 1913, and other curious finds.

The Leon Exchange online auction is on July 27 and 28, 11 a.m. For more information, visit Leon Exchange's website.

 

This story originally appeared on Spot.ph.

* Minor edits have been made by the Realliving.com.ph editors.

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares

Latest Stories

This 28sqm Studio Unit in Bacolod is Perfect for Staycations

The design team created a compact yet inviting small home with a warmth that matches the vibe of the City of Smiles

7 Plants That Can Help You Keep Dengue Away

You need to do more than just plant them outside your home

Make Your Home Smell Like a Fancy Hotel for Less Than P700!

Shop for scented candles, room sprays, and more essentials while maintaining your budget

10 Things You Need to Clean to Avoid a Stinky Home

We tend to overlook how scent contributes to the first impression our house makes on guests �" or on us!

5 Organizing Ideas We Can Learn from this Family Home in San Juan

This home doesn't just have picture-perfect rooms. Let it inspire you to get organized.

Amoy Kulob at Mabaho? Here Are Ways to Keep Your Home Smelling Fresh

Because a beautiful house needs to smell good, too

These Are The Reasons Why You Have a Messy Home

Manage the clutter in your house with these tips from an interior designer

9 Affordable Ways to Give Your Kitchen Cabinets a Makeover

Updating the look of your cabinets can greatly improve the overall ambiance of your kitchen

Is Your House Making You Sick?

Household pollutants may cause respiratory diseases and other health problems

These Cozy Laundromats Offer Good Food and Coffee, Too

These well-thought-out spaces are making us look forward to laundry day!

How to Avoid Bad Luck in the Year of the Pig

They say you shouldn't wear black or white on Chinese New Year. Are you familiar with such taboos?

12 Decluttering Tips We Can Learn from Tidying Up With Marie Kondo

Achieving a clean, organized, and welcoming home can be easy
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!