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Work by Takashi Murakam

SALCEDO Auctions’ subsidiary Gavel&Block will hold its “editions” online auction, which includes art toys, on June 27.

“As auction houses, collectors and art and design lovers continue to adjust to society’s ever-changing circumstances, we see new mediums of expression take the spotlight,” Salcedo Auctions director Richie Lerma said in a press release. “The accessibility of ‘editions’ is a sign of the times, where we constantly search for things that connect us. So whether it’s a fine art print or a collectible art toy, there’s something about the inherent fun and excitement of multiple originals that reminds people why we make and collect art in the first place.”

The sale features 228 lots ranging from fine prints to sculptures. The online auction has also added art toys as a new category to the sale.

“Given how well-received these pieces have been since we started offering them last year, we’re very excited to include this category in the sale,” Salcedo Auctions managing director Victor M. Silvino said in a press release. “Art toys have definitely held their own in the local and international auction scene and we’re excited to see them become a regular fixture in our auctions.”

The new category for the upcoming online auction includes works by internationally acclaimed Japanese artists, including Yayoi Kusama’s Pumpkin (in red and white, and black and yellow) and Takashi Murakami’s multicolored Mr. Dob a Figure, collaborations by KAWS, and the estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Other items on sale are one of Pablo Picasso’s rare serigraphs (No. 182 of 500), Philippine costume studies by Justiniano Asuncion, fine art prints by National Artists for Visual Arts Arturo Luz and Benedicto “BenCab” Cabrera; and by Justin Nuyda and Anita Magsaysay-Ho.

Register to bid at salcedoauctions.com. To view the auction catalog, visit https://salcedoauctions.com/auction/99. For inquiries, e-mail info@salcedoauctions.com or contact 0917-8257-449 or 0917-107-5581. Follow @gavelandblock on Facebook and Instagram. — MAPS





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