ON JULY 20, Gavel&Block, a subsidiary brand of Salcedo Auctions that features both established artists and emerging talent, will mount a benefit auction in partnership with the IWantToShare Foundation, an organization which works with the Philippine General Hospital (PGH).

The benefit auction is an annual event established by Salcedo Auctions in 2017 to raise funds and bring awareness to chosen organizations that make a civic impact.

Since 2016, the IWantToShare Foundation has worked with the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Department of the PGH to fund the medical needs of children with cancer.

“This auction hopes to provide the means to raise both funds and awareness for a most worthy cause, and also to remind collectors of the transformative and life changing powers of the arts,” Richie Lerma, director of Salcedo Auctions, was quoted as saying in a press release.

A special preview for the auction pieces will be held on July 13 at Salcedo Auctions’s new headquarters at NEX Tower, 6786 Ayala Ave., Makati. Aside from seeing the pieces on offer, guests will be able to meet with the child beneficiaries through a specially formatted art therapy session and program.

Starting July 14 until the auction on July 20 at 2 p.m., works by contemporary and Philippine masters, as well as fine jewelry and watches, will be on display. These include pieces by National Artists Fernando Zobel, Benedicto “BenCab” Cabrera, Arturo Luz, Cesar Legaspi, and Vicente Manansala, and works by Juvenal Sanso and Eduardo Castrillo, plus contemporary works from Winner Jumalon, Jigger Cruz, Daniel dela Cruz, Ramon Orlina, Justin Nuyda, and Emmanuel Garibay, to name a few.