New art fair focuses on collectibles and rarities

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THE ORGANIZERS of Art Fair Philippines and Art in the Park have come up with a third fair – The Nonesuch: Fine Collectibles and Rarities, which showcases a vetted selection of art, antiques, furniture, jewelry, books, maps and prints, and other objets d’art in a unique setting.

The fair will be held from Oct. 27 to 29 at The Gallery of The Peninsula Manila in Makati City.

There will be 12 participants, ranging from art galleries like Gallery Deus, Leon Gallery, and Gallery of Prints, to jewellers like Maria Angelica Rare Finds, Natalya Lagdameo, and Nicole Whisenhunt, and antique stores like Tawalisi Antiques and Unang Panahon.

An adjunct to the fair is The Nonesuch Salon, a speaker’s series of talks on a wide range of topics, at the hotel’s Sionil Jose Function Room.

Martin Tinio, Jr. will be talking about “The Peineta: Combing Through Its History” on Oct. 27, 11 a.m. This will be followed at 4 p.m. by Emmanuel Breguet discussing his family’s legacy in “Breguet, Watchmakers since 1775.”

On Oct. 28, 2 p.m., playwright and textile collector Floy Quintos will discuss the “The Ifugao Bale.” On Oct. 29, 10 a.m., Prof. Ambeth F. Ocampo will talk “On Collecting and Stewardship,” while Ino Manalo will tackle “Religious Urnas” on the same day at 2 p.m., while “Living With The Best of Filipino Culture” is the topic Augusto Gonzalez III will handle at 6 p.m.

Tickets to The Nonesuch are P350 for a day pass, and P1,000 for a three-day pass.