Above: Fernando Zóbel (1924 – 1984)
signed and dated 1952 (lower right)
oil, tempera, casein, and ink on board
31 1/4 “x 19 1/4” (79 cm x 49 cm)
MANTLE’s editors select a handful of masterpieces that caught their eye.
“An auction is always an occasion to view art as a continuum of human creativity,” writes Jaime L. Ponce de Leon in the catalog of the Magnificent September 2022 Auction. The León Gallery director proudly shares a fine selection of works for this year, from the art of engraving, modern sculpture, to “all the amazing modes of painting.”
We at MANTLE could not agree more. After all, the auctions are a great avenue for people to appreciate the creative tradition that Filipinos are known for, from the classics to contemporary artists. Moreover, they allow us to enrich and deepen our knowledge of Philippine fine art.
Here are some of MANTLE’s picks from the auction.
(All photos and descriptions are taken from the official website of the gallery and the auction catalog.)
The Magnificent September Auction 2022 will be held at 2:00 PM on September 10, 2022. The León Gallery is located at G/F Eurovilla 1, Rufino corner Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City, Philippines. For inquiries, visit leon-gallery.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call +632 8856-27-81.