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Joya, Kiukok and Bonifacio letters in Leon Gallery auction
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana - February 25, 2018 - 12:00am
Buoyed by its string of successes last year (the most expensive Ang Kiukok ever to have been sold on the auction block; the Jose Rizal letters; the record prices for both modern and contemporary art pieces), Leon...
Ateneo Art Gallery: ‘Nourished by the goodness of others’
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana - February 25, 2018 - 12:00am
Last Feb. 18, the Ateneo Art Gallery (AAG) formally welcomed the public to its new home at Areté, showcasing three different shows in all of its three floors.
Napoleon Abueva, father of modern Philippine sculpture, 88
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana - February 17, 2018 - 12:01am
Napoleon Isabelo Abueva, whose contribution to Philippine visual arts spans more than six decades and is characterized by his unceasing curiosity of sculptural material and innovation of form, died yesterday after...
From Passion Project to Cinema Classic
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana - January 14, 2018 - 12:00am
By now, many are familiar with Ang Larawan’s fraught journey through its run of the just concluded 43rd Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF): from being pulled out from theaters on its second day...
A portrait of a movie as David against the Goliaths of mainstream cinema
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana - January 1, 2018 - 12:00am
Rated ‘A’ by the Cinema Evaluation Board (the only film that has achieved this distinction among the festival entries), ‘Ang Larawan’ is a moving portrait of a family — and the nation...
In an auction, Rizal’s life, love, and legacy take center stage
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana - November 19, 2017 - 4:00pm
Had Jose Rizal’s marriage to Boustead succeeded, Rizal would have become a practicing ophthalmologist in Paris and, eventfully, a Frenchman. This would have dramatically changed the  course of Philippine...
The curator is present
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana - November 5, 2017 - 4:00pm
Not one to drop opaque academic references, Federico de Vera curates from a sincere belief in beauty, guided by the criterion that the objects he displays must ‘have absolutely nothing wrong with them.&rs...
Arianna Mercado wins Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prize for Art Criticism
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana - October 15, 2017 - 4:00pm
Arianna Mercado, a graduate of Art Management of Ateneo de Manila University, received an Ateneo Art Awards-Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prize for Art Criticism.
At Areté, Ateneo Art Awards marks a turn
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana - October 8, 2017 - 4:00pm
AdMU president Fr. Jose Ramon ‘Jett’ Villarin says art is ‘a veritable lens through which we can discover ourselves, through which we can discover the truth, of which a university  is a s...
Zobel, Magsaysay-Ho, Jose John Santos III shine at Leon auction
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana - September 17, 2017 - 4:00pm
Jaime Ponce de Leon of Leon Gallery says, ‘The auction showed strong results on rare works. The Anita was a record price for a 1970s work based on size, and the 1971 Sãu Paulo Biennale Luz was a record...
Revisiting the glory days of Philippine Art Gallery
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana - August 27, 2017 - 4:00pm
Leon Gallery owner Jaime Ponce de Leon says, ‘The Philippine Art Gallery was the gold standard for modern art in our country. When the West had Peggy Guggenheim, we too had Lyd Arguilla to champion the non-conformist...
Affordable H.R. Ocampo sketches & Kiukok prints at LeonExchange
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana - July 23, 2017 - 4:00pm
Jaime Ponce de Leon, director of Leon Gallery says, ‘With LeonExchange, those who may feel intimated with the formal rituals of an auction house can now bid in the quiet of their homes.’
‘Uplift’ collides with controversies midflight
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana - July 2, 2017 - 4:00pm
Ferdie Cacnio has denied the charge of plagiarism: ‘Before today, I had never seen nor heard of Elisabet Stienstra or her work. I’ve never been to the Netherlands. I was not  inspired by her, I did...
Malang: An Intimate Portrait
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana - June 17, 2017 - 4:00pm
‘Hindi ako National Artist ha,’ Mauro Malang Santos would say with his characteristic self-deprecating humor. ‘National Book Store artist ako.’  
Ang Kiukok is the bluechip piece at Leon Gallery auction
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana - June 4, 2017 - 4:00pm
Big paintings are almost always heart-stopping. Not only because there is so much to take in in one go — the meticulous detail, the well-planned composition, the overall effect — but because we intuit...
Through her archives, a portrait of Purita Kalaw-Ledesma and her times
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana - May 21, 2017 - 4:00pm
As an art scholar, historian, and patron, the reputation of Purita Kalaw-Ledesma (1914-2005) is assured, resting upon her contribution as the founder of the Art Association of the Philippines and author of some of...
Agnes Arellano: Of goddesses and myths
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana - February 12, 2017 - 12:00am
‘I learned that my dream in which I was spitting my teeth one by one was fear of sex, but I was using them as weapons,’ said Agnes Arellano.
The fair that love for art built
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana - February 11, 2017 - 9:40pm
What drives Dindin Araneta, Lisa Ongpin-Periquet and Trickie Lopa — from drafting a budget to coordinating with contractors to visiting artists in their studios — is a love of and commitment to art.
H.R. Ocampo’s extraordinary opus
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana - January 23, 2017 - 12:00am
With one look, one can immediately state if the work is by H.R. Ocampo, or is inspired by the master. His visual idiom is one of the most recognizable in the landscape of Philippine visual arts: a field of interlocking...
Antonio Leaño’s search for origins
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana - December 19, 2016 - 12:00am
‘East of Eden’ may be seen as the Tony Leaño’s coded message to the world, ready to be deciphered by the curious viewer through highly charged and relational symbolism.
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