León Gallery holds 15th online auction

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LEÓN Gallery will hold the 15th León Exchange Online Auction, featuring art, jewelry, books, and furnishings, at its official website (www.leonexchange.com) on May 30 and 31.

The two-day auction includes pieces by French architect and designer Philippe Starck, Danish furniture designer Hans J. Wegner, Ah Tay furniture, and prints from De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) SDA Gallery’s By Hand: Rediscovering the Art of Printmaking exhibition (2018).

“One can indulge his or her taste for the beautiful items at various price points at the upcoming online auction and all that from one’s armchair or boudoir. The online auction gives clients the convenience of bidding through their mobiles, tablets, or laptops, without having to trek all the way to where physical auctions happen,” León Gallery director Jaime Ponce de Leon was quoted as saying in a press release.

The first day of the auction, May 30, features artworks, prints, jewelry, and watches.

The artworks for sale include Augusto Albor’s acrylic on canvas work Untitled Connectivity (2002), National Artist for Visual Arts Benedicto “BenCab” Cabrera’s Sayaw Sabel, Dance Form V (2014), Betsy Westendorp’s oil painting Atmosferografias y Vanitas (1980), and a 1989 EDSA Revolution-themed watercolor by Nemesio Miranda.

The curated prints featured at the 2018 exhibit at SDA Gallery include works by Australian printmaker and educator Michael Kempson and Thai printmaker Kittikong Tilokwattanotai. Mr. Kempson is currently a Senior Lecturer and Convenor of Printmaking Studies at the University of New South Wales Art and Design in Sydney, Australia, while Mr. Tilokwattanotai is the founder of Thailand-based Chiangmai Art on Paper. The proceeds from the sale of the prints will be donated to the homeless currently being sheltered at the Benilde Sandejas Gym during COVID-19 quarantine.

On May 31, the sale will include furniture, silver pieces, chinoiserie, fine China, coffee table books, and rare photographs. Among these are a Hans J. Wegner wooden sideboard (1964), Philippe Starck’s Stacktable Lord Yo and Olly Tango chairs, a 1910 Ah Tay aparador (cabinet), and an antique marble-top narra Ilocos table with ball and claw feet.

Both auctions start at 11 a.m.

To view the auction catalog and register as a bidder, visit www.leonexchange.com. For more information, visit www.leon-gallery.com, e-mail info@leon-gallery.com, or call 8856-2781. — MAPS





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