Dr. Jaime Laya’s picks from Leon auction all under 500K – Manila News


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The esteemed collector seems to be saying one can find beauty, style and meaning in the most unexpected artworks
ANCX Staff | Nov 22 2021

Dr. Jaime Laya is known for his great eye for art and antiques. The newspaper columnist, banker, educator (he was ex-dean of the UP College of Business Administration) and former Budget…

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Filipinos flock to cemeteries ahead of All Saints’ Day closure – Art & Culture – Manila News

Thousands of people flocked to cemeteries in the Catholic-majority Philippines on Thursday for their last chance to visit dead loved ones ahead of a government-ordered nationwide closure of graveyards for All Saints’ Day.
Filipinos usually pour into cemeteries on November 1 for the ancient Christian tradition, many holding family reunions at the gravesites of relatives.
But for the second year…

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Affordable art at Robert Alejandro’s solo exhibition – Manila News

For artist Robert Alejandro, life is a series of surprises—ups and downs, twists and turns in his career, and near-misses at health. It is also a life of second chances. Seven years ago, Alejandro was diagnosed with colon cancer; and last December 2020, the cancer metastasized. 
“There are days when I feel that I’m not sure if I am even…

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Remembering the founder of Manila’s iconic Penguin café – Manila News

She had a generous heart—too generous, others will say. She possessed a bohemian spirit. She will also always be remembered for creating a spiritual space for Manila’s passionate artists—to congregate in, to be completely themselves, to express their art. Her name is Ami Miciano, and her passing has broken the hearts of those who’ve spent one too many nights with…

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Will Richard Gomez’s return to ManilART cause a stir? – Manila News

Actor and Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez, who stunned the art world in 2019 when his black-and-yellow painting of a phallus was exhibited and sold for a six-figure sum at the ManilART fair, is back this year at the scene of the crime.

: TITING DILAW: Why is Richard Gomez’s “OOOOHH” sold at Php196k, while penis sketches at bathroom…

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My close encounters with Bien Lumbera, National Artist – Manila News

I got to know of Bienvenido Lumbera not because of his literary scholarship or creative works but because of his film criticism. A movie aficionado in my adolescence, I experienced the heady days of the so-called Second Golden Age of Philippine Cinema in the 1970’s during Martial Law. Part of the excitement of the age was because of the film…

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National Artist Bienvenido Lumbera passes away at 89 – Manila News

National Artist Bienvenido Lumbera presents an award at the 40th Gawad Urian Awards at the ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center in this July 20, 2017 file photo. Gigie Cruz, ABS-CBN News

(UPDATED) Bienvenido Lumbera, a revered cultural icon and National Artist for Literature, passed on Tuesday, leaving behind a rich legacy of works in the field of creative communication arts. 
Lumbera’s daughter…

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Felicia Atienza’s top picks from upcoming Leon auction – Manila News


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Some razor-sharp auction advice from half of the collecting Atienzas
ANCX Staff | Sep 08 2021

Felicia Hung Atienza lives among some of the finest, often provocative pieces of contemporary art. The well-appointed Malate home she shares with husband Kim Atienza is testament to the couple’s penchant for pieces that are not only beautiful but also…

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