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Spoliarium boceto goes for P73M

AFTER ALMOST 14 minutes of back-and-forth bidding, an unnamed phone bidder won ownership of Juan Luna’s boceto for the Spoliarium at a gavel price of P63 million from its starting bid at P25 million at the Important Philippine Art category of the Well-Appointed Life auction on Sept. 22 at the Peninsula Manila. This comes to a whopping P73,584,000 after taxes and the buyer’s premium.

New evidence surfaces on the authenticity of the Spoliarium’s boceto

IN THE days leading up to its The Well-Appointed Life auction, Salcedo Auctions has acquired new information on the provenance of the boceto or study for the Juan Luna’s Spoliarium which it says further establishes it’s authenticity. This information connects it to Luna’s España y Filipinas which is now at the National Gallery of Singapore.

The homecoming of the Spoliarium’s boceto

WHEN AN exquisite item has served its purpose with an owner, it a privilege of a new owner to enjoy and appreciate its beauty.