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Manansala ‘Vendors,’ Ventura’s ‘Beasty Eyes’ lead auction record sales

Olazo's 'Diaphanous,' Orlina's sculptures are among the highlights

Salcedo Auctions chairman Richie Lerma at “The Well-Appointed Life” live and online sale

Vicente Manansala, “Untitled (Vendors),” from 1978, sold for P17,240,000

Ronald Ventura, “Beasty Eyes,” sold for P17,240,000

In Salcedo Auctions’ Well-Appointed Life sale held September 17, 2022, National Artist Vicente Manansala’s Vendors (oil on canvas, 1978) went for P17,240,000, exceeding its pre-sale estimate of P12-14 million. Ronald Ventura’s goth piece from 2021, Beasty Eyes, went for the same amount.

Romulo Olazo, “Diaphanous 71719,” acrylic on canvas,  sold for P11,680,000

Romulo Olazo, “B-CXIVIII,” acrylic on canvas, sold for P14,016,000

This continues Salcedo Auctions’ world-setting record across categories and artists.  Ramon Orlina’s two glass sculptures from the Tower Club Collection fetched an impressively high P7,592,000 each. Abstractionist Romulo Olazo’s 48 x 48 inch Diaphanous 71719 went for P11,680,000, and his 42 x 84 inch Diaphanous B-CXIVIII, for  P14,016,000, setting world records for size and price.

Juna Luna y Novicio, ca. 1887, “Reclining Warrior,” watercolor, sold for P2,102,400

As the premiere resource for Juan Luna y Novicio’s works, Salcedo Auctions is especially pleased to announce a new record for a work on paper based on size, with the artist’s ca. 1887 water color, Reclining Warrior, selling for P2,102,400.

Mauro Malang Santos, “Yellow Vendor,” acrylic on canvas, sold for P11,096,000

Other significant sales included Mauro Malang Santos’ Yellow Vendor at P11,096,000; two 1957 early works from Ang Kiukok’s Bananas series (from the Rufus Phillips collection), selling at a combined total of P9,110,400; and BenCab’s 12 x 11 1/2 inch 1969 Mother and Child for P3,270,400.

Impy Pilapil, “Untitled”, marble, cement, sold for P934,400

An Impy Pilapil sculpture was also the highest in an auction at P934,400, from a pre-sale estimate of Php380,000.

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