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gavel&block summer collection goes big, bold, blue—like summer sky

500 classic and contemporary pieces go on the block May 6

Malang, 'Mother and Child,' oil on canvas

The gavel&block art+design: big, bold, blue online auction, the second quarter sale at Salcedo Auction, is specially curated: big pieces and bold colors that complement the blue summer sky. May time is the season of blooms and fiestas in the Philippines—the idyllic and pastoral imprint in the works of National Artists and modern masters. Almost 500 classic and contemporary pieces will go on the block on Saturday, May 6, 2023. (View the online catalogue and register here: )

18th century ‘Dinemonyo’ altar table

Modern chair with Marilyn Monroe upholstery print

Malang’s works easily capture this festive mood, with his signature use of bold and vibrant hues that reflect the richness and warmth of Filipino culture. National Artists J. Elizalde Navarro and Ang Kiukok combine bright colors—yellows, oranges, and reds—that create  vibrant energy in their paintings. Anita Magsaysay-Ho and Manuel Baldemor elevate the mundane in Filipino everyday life with their signature styles and palettes.

Manuel Baldemor, ‘Pangtawid Buhay,’ 1981, acrylic on canvas

This season’s gavel&block online auction is an opportunity for art consumers to collect or decorate their spaces or to acquire meaningful pieces that bring joy. Art lovers, who are still exploring and experimenting with their artistic tastes and preferences, will find core pieces for their anchor collections. For connoisseurs, gavel&block is the go-to online platform for exceptional finds.

Araceli Dans, ‘Pagmamahal ni Inay,’ 2003, digital print on ceramic

The gavel&block art+design: big, bold, blue online auction takes place on Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 11a.m. View the online catalogue and register here:

Baccarat, a pair of crystal candlesticks

The in-person preview at Salcedo Auctions, NEX Tower, 6786 Ayala Avenue, Makati City, is ongoing until Friday, 5 May, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Sunday and Monday.

Osmundo Esguerra, ‘Mother and Child,’ 1990s, molave

Emmanuel Garibay, ‘Untitled (The Painter),’ 2004, mixed media on paper

Anita Magsasay-Ho, ‘Untitled (Chicken Vendor),’ serigraph

Ang KiuKok, ‘Untitled (Virgin and Child),’ serigraph

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