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Romulo Olazo Auction Price Results

Romulo Olazo(1934-2015)
Attrib Alfonzo Ossorio Oil on Canvas

Lot 604: Attrib Alfonzo Ossorio Oil on Canvas

Auction Date: Oct 28, 2021

Estimate: $200 - $2,000

Description: DESCRIPTION: Attributed Alfonzo Ossorio Oil on canvas painting featuring a multicolored abstract image. Signed lower right: Mounted in a brown wood frame.
CIRCA: 20th Century.
DIMENSIONS: (Image) H: 16" x L: 12" (Frame) H: 24" x L: 20"

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CONDITION: Great condition. See lot description for details on item condition. More detailed condition requests can be obtained via email ([email protected]) or SMS(305)-332-9274. Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Akiba Antiques shall have no responsibility for any error or omission."
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Location: Dania Beach, FL, US

Auction House: Akiba Antiques

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Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) Nude Linear Drawing Cote

Lot 627: Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) Nude Linear Drawing Cote

Auction Date: Oct 16, 2021

Estimate: ₱20,000 - ₱26,000

Description: Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) Nude Linear Drawing Cote signed and dated 1982 (lower right) crayon on pastel paper 14” x 21” (36 cm x 53 cm)...

Location: Makati City , PH

Auction House: Leon Gallery

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Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) Osang VI

Lot 645: Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) Osang VI

Auction Date: Oct 16, 2021

Estimate: ₱60,000 - ₱78,000

Description:

Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015)
Osang VI
signed and dated 1997 (upper left)
pastel on paper
26” x 20” (66 cm x 51 cm)

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Location: Makati City , PH

Auction House: Leon Gallery

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Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) Nude Linear Drawing Cote

Lot 644: Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) Nude Linear Drawing Cote

Auction Date: Oct 16, 2021

Estimate: ₱50,000 - ₱65,000

Description:

Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015)
Nude
signed and dated 1976 (lower right)
charcoal on paper
23” x 17 1/2” (58 cm x 44 cm)

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Location: Makati City , PH

Auction House: Leon Gallery

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Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) Still Life Flowers

Lot 848: Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) Still Life Flowers

Auction Date: Oct 16, 2021

Estimate: ₱90,000 - ₱117,000

Description:

Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015)
Still Life Flowers
signed and dated 1990 (lower left)
pastel on paper
25 1/2” x 9 1/2” (65 cm x 24 cm)

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Location: Makati City , PH

Auction House: Leon Gallery

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Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) Window Series

Lot 849: Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) Window Series

Auction Date: Oct 16, 2021

Estimate: ₱80,000 - ₱104,000

Description:

Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015)
Window Series
signed and dated 1981 (lower center)
acrylic and oil on paper
13 1/8” x 10 1/8” (33 cm x 26 cm)

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Location: Makati City , PH

Auction House: Leon Gallery

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Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) Abstract

Lot 850: Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) Abstract

Auction Date: Oct 16, 2021

Estimate: ₱45,000 - ₱58,500

Description:

Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015)
Abstract
signed and dated 2010 (lower right)
pastel on paper
18 1/2 “ x 24 1/2” (47 cm x 62 cm)

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Location: Makati City , PH

Auction House: Leon Gallery

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Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) Abstract

Lot 851: Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) Abstract

Auction Date: Oct 16, 2021

Estimate: ₱45,000 - ₱58,500

Description: Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) Abstract signed and dated 2010 (lower right) pastel on paper 20” x 25” (51 cm x 64 cm)...

Location: Makati City , PH

Auction House: Leon Gallery

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Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) Abstract

Lot 852: Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) Abstract

Auction Date: Oct 16, 2021

Estimate: ₱45,000 - ₱58,500

Description:

Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015)
Abstract
signed and dated 2010 (lower right)
pastel on paper
18” x 24 1/2” (46 cm x 62 cm)

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Location: Makati City , PH

Auction House: Leon Gallery

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Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) Abstract

Lot 853: Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) Abstract

Auction Date: Oct 16, 2021

Estimate: ₱45,000 - ₱58,500

Description:

Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015)
Abstract
signed and dated 2010 (lower right)
pastel on paper
19” x 25” (48 cm x 64 cm)

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Location: Makati City , PH

Auction House: Leon Gallery

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Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) Abstract

Lot 854: Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) Abstract

Auction Date: Oct 16, 2021

Estimate: ₱45,000 - ₱58,500

Description:

Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015)
Abstract
signed and dated 2010 (lower right)
pastel on paper
19” x 25” (48 cm x 54 cm)

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Location: Makati City , PH

Auction House: Leon Gallery

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Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) Abstract

Lot 855: Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) Abstract

Auction Date: Oct 16, 2021

Estimate: ₱45,000 - ₱58,500

Description:

Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015)
Abstract
signed and dated 2010 (lower right)
pastel on paper
19” x 25’ (48 cm x 64 cm)

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Location: Makati City , PH

Auction House: Leon Gallery

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Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) Untitled #326

Lot 856: Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) Untitled #326

Auction Date: Oct 16, 2021

Estimate: ₱150,000 - ₱195,000

Description:

Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015)
Untitled #326
signed and dated 1993 (lower left)
acrylic on paper
22 1/2” x 28 1/2” (57 cm x 72 cm)

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Location: Makati City , PH

Auction House: Leon Gallery

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Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) Untitled

Lot 1180: Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) Untitled

Auction Date: Oct 16, 2021

Estimate: ₱15,000 - ₱19,500

Description:

Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015)
Untitled
etching
24” x 18” (61 cm x 46 cm)

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Location: Makati City , PH

Auction House: Leon Gallery

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Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) Diaphanous

Lot 76: Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) Diaphanous

Auction Date: Sep 11, 2021

Estimate: ₱800,000 - ₱1,040,000

Description:

PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF A DISTINGUISHED LADY
Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015)
Diaphanous
signed and dated 1976 (lower right)
oil on canvas
24" x 24" (61 cm x 61 cm)

P 800,000

 

Bold, broad swathes of blue and white pigments, sliding upon the surface and space and colliding in a salvo of vertical and horizontal intersections - the volume of drama and gravity is incomparable. Romulo Olazo hurls thunderbolts of light.

Olazo played transparency over opacity wherein the shrill, deep Parisian blues and greens jostled for space. In this spatial masterpiece, the Diaphanous screens are nearly obliterated, recoiling from the cacophony of deep - hued, electric colors. This canvas, together with the other untitled series became metaphors for art history’s contradictory, anarchistic expressions that undermine each other’s animating spirit

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Location: Makati City, PH

Auction House: Leon Gallery

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Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) - Diaphanous 288

Lot 428: Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) - Diaphanous 288

Auction Date: Jul 16, 2021

Estimate: ₱800,000 - ₱1,040,000

Description:

Romulo Olazo(1934 - 2015)
Diaphanous 288
signed and dated 1981 (lower left)
oil on canvas
24” x 32” (61 cm x 81 cm)

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Location: Makati City, PH

Auction House: Leon Gallery

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Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) - a) Untitled b) Untitled c) Untitled

Lot 429: Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) - a) Untitled b) Untitled c) Untitled

Auction Date: Jul 16, 2021

Estimate: ₱600,000 - ₱780,000

Description:

Romulo Olazo(1934 - 2015)
a) Untitled b) Untitled c) Untitled
signed and dated 1975 (lower left) signed and dated 1975 (lower left) signed and dated 1975 (lower left)
oil on canvas oil on canvas oil on canvas
16” x 24” (41 cm x 61 cm) 16” x 24” (41 cm x 61 cm) 16” x 24” (41 cm x 61 cm)

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Location: Makati City, PH

Auction House: Leon Gallery

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Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) - Diaphanous (Green)

Lot 430: Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) - Diaphanous (Green)

Auction Date: Jul 16, 2021

Estimate: ₱50,000 - ₱65,000

Description:

Romulo Olazo(1934 - 2015)
Diaphanous (Green)
signed and dated 2010 (lower right)
soft pastel on Canson paper
20” x 25” (51 cm x 64 cm)

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Location: Makati City, PH

Auction House: Leon Gallery

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Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) - Diaphanous

Lot 431: Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) - Diaphanous

Auction Date: Jul 16, 2021

Estimate: ₱60,000 - ₱78,000

Description:

Romulo Olazo(1934 - 2015)
Diaphanous
signed and dated 1979 (upper left)
acrylic on paper
8 1/2” x 11 1/2” (22 cm x 29 cm)

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Location: Makati City, PH

Auction House: Leon Gallery

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Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) - Untitled (Abstract Forms)

Lot 432: Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) - Untitled (Abstract Forms)

Auction Date: Jul 16, 2021

Estimate: ₱60,000 - ₱78,000

Description:

Romulo Olazo(1934 - 2015)
Untitled (Abstract Forms)
signed and dated 1985 (lower right)
tempera
9” x 12” (23 cm x 30 cm)

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Location: Makati City, PH

Auction House: Leon Gallery

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Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) - Untitled

Lot 434: Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) - Untitled

Auction Date: Jul 16, 2021

Estimate: ₱35,000 - ₱45,500

Description:

Romulo Olazo(1934 - 2015)
Untitled
signed and dated 2010 (lower left)
pastel on paper
12 1/2” x 19 1/2” (32 cm x 50 cm)

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Location: Makati City, PH

Auction House: Leon Gallery

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Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) - Man and Woman

Lot 438: Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) - Man and Woman

Auction Date: Jul 16, 2021

Estimate: ₱20,000 - ₱26,000

Description:

Romulo Olazo(1934 - 2015)
Man and Woman
signed and dated 2008 (lower right)
charcoal on paper
13” x 10” (33 cm x 25 cm)

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Location: Makati City, PH

Auction House: Leon Gallery

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Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) - Clown Series #3 and #4

Lot 479: Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) - Clown Series #3 and #4

Auction Date: Jul 16, 2021

Estimate: ₱20,000 - ₱26,000

Description:

Romulo Olazo(1934 - 2015)
Clown Series #3 and #4
signed and dated 1992 (lower right) each
screenprint, 1/20
11” x 9” (28 cm x 23 cm) each

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Location: Makati City, PH

Auction House: Leon Gallery

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Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015)

Lot 127: Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015)

Auction Date: Jun 05, 2021

Estimate: ₱1,200,000 - ₱1,560,000

Description:

Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015)
Diaphanous #88
signed and dated 1977 (lower right)
oil on canvas
40” x 27” (102 cm x 69 cm)


Provenance:
Private collection, Manila


Lauded as a painter’s painter, Romulo Olazo began his career as an artist at
a time when the foundations of Modernism in the Philippine art scene were
being laid by key figures such as Vicente Manansala, Victorio Edades, and
Fernando Zóbel. He first came to the foreground as a printmaker who made
striking innovations in this field. This pursuit led to the development of his
Diaphanous series, a unique body of abstract paintings that are, in the words
of Victorio T. Herrera, “veritable visions of light.”
The Diaphanous series is the most significant of Olazo’s extensive body
of work. Art critic Cid Reyes wrote: “In an art system where the market
demands an ever-evolving production of differentiated subjects and styles,
Olazo’s obstinacy to pursue the Diaphanous borders on incomprehensible
willfulness, courting a judgment of artistic paralysis.” In this piece, Olazo’s
mastery of creating ingenious and finely drawn textures of lines creates an
added dimension to the harmonious layers of paint. The seemingly opaque
appearance of the subject shows his well-executed control of the tonal quality
of his works. The Diaphanous series represents Olazo’s dedication to his
artistry and is considered an unparalleled musing on a specific theme using an
unfaltering technique and style.

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Location: Makati City , PH

Auction House: Leon Gallery

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Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015)

Lot 86: Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015)

Auction Date: Jun 05, 2021

Estimate: ₱2,800,000 - ₱3,640,000

Description:

Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015)
Diaphanous # 831
signed and dated 2012 (lower center)
oil on canvas
48” x 48” (122 cm x 122 cm)


Provenance:
Paseo Art Gallery

 

Romulo Olazo once found his success as a commercial art director at
an advertising firm in the 1960s. However, he left his job in 1974 in a
dauntless move to pursue his artistic passion and develop his artistry.
He ventured into painting and print-making and successfully combined both
to produce his iconic series, Diaphanous and Permutation. Olazo soon proved
himself worthy of being regarded as one of the most influential and leading
artists of his generation.
To have a full comprehension of Romulo Olazo’s artistry, one must
understand in its entirety the vast range of materials and techniques that
he has experimented with. Alice Guillermo wrote that “what distinguishes
Olazo’s Diaphanous paintings from all other abstract works in the country
and even elsewhere is the viewer’s immediate reception which is a mixture
of awe verging on a sense of solemnity.” Art critic Cid Reyes wrote in the
book Romulo Olazo: “In their breadth and intensity of vision, Olazo’s works
invite tangential parallels, not exaggeratedly, with the works of Mondrian
and Rothko.” He also described the Diaphanous series as having multilayers
of screens that create “a whispery fusion of matter and illusion.” Instead of
producing works that conform to traditional art styles, Olazo’s Diaphanous
has pushed the boundaries of artistic styles and techniques.

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Location: Makati City , PH

Auction House: Leon Gallery

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Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015)

Lot 18: Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015)

Auction Date: Jun 05, 2021

Estimate: ₱650,000 - ₱845,000

Description:

Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015)
Diaphanous 487
signed and dated 1992 (lower right)
oil on canvas
24” x 36” (61cm x 91cm)


Romulo Olazo’s Diaphanous series is undoubtedly one of the most iconic experimentations in Philippine art. Executed through a span of four decades, yielding tens of thousands in studies, sketches, and paintings, both on canvas and paper Romulo Olazo’s Diaphanous works constitute an entire lifetime’s worth of bold and groundbreaking artistry. The word diaphanous, whose origins come from the Greek words dia, which means ‘through’, and phaenin, which means ‘to show’, is used to describe the seemingly ephemeral lightness of a certain object—an unquestionably apt description of Olazo’s groundbreaking method. Olazo’s Diaphanous series is characterized by layers of gossamer-like pastiches of light and color often piled atop of one another, effectively creating a transcendentally spectral veil that seemingly shrouds and reveals its underlying beauty at the same time.
This particular work titled Diaphanous 487 also showcases Olazo’s unparalleled mastery over color. His delicate and airy swathes of white, which fill up a majority of the center of the canvas, is both complemented and contrasted by the burgeoning presence of the work’s deep and unbridled shade of red. It is this interplay between opposites—of nuanced strokes and bold hues—that makes Olazo’s work a cut above the rest. His mastery of his craft is seemingly only rivaled by the likes of fellow artists H.R. Ocampo and Arturo Luz locally, and Piet Mondiran and Willem de Koonig internationally.

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Location: Makati City , PH

Auction House: Leon Gallery

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ROMULO OLAZO (B. 1934) Diaphanous oil on canvas laid on board 86.5 x 64 cm

Lot 131: ROMULO OLAZO (B. 1934) Diaphanous oil on canvas laid on board 86.5 x 64 cm

Auction Date: May 25, 2021

Estimate: HKD120,000 - HKD180,000

Description: ROMULO OLAZO (B. 1934) Diaphanous oil on canvas laid on board 86.5 x 64 cm (34 x 24 ¼ in.)...

Location: Hong Kong, HK

Auction House: Christie's

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Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015)

Lot 729: Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015)

Auction Date: Apr 10, 2021

Estimate: ₱10,000 - ₱13,000

Description:

Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015)
Moriones
signed (lower right)
lithograph, 2/20
7” x 4 1/2” (18 cm x 11 cm)

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Location: Makati City , PH

Auction House: Leon Gallery

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Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015)

Lot 362: Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015)

Auction Date: Apr 09, 2021

Estimate: ₱25,000 - ₱32,500

Description:

Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015)
SBW #4 1/10 (Catalog # 3377)
signed and dated 1987 (lower right)
serigraph on paper
24” x 30” (61 cm x 76 cm)

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Location: Makati City, PH

Auction House: Leon Gallery

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Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015)

Lot 6: Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015)

Auction Date: Apr 09, 2021

Estimate: ₱12,000 - ₱15,600

Description:

Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015)
Cat #1
signed and dated 1997 (lower right)
print, 3/20
12” x 17 1/2” (30 cm x 44 cm)

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Location: Makati City, PH

Auction House: Leon Gallery

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Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) - The Couple

Lot 4: Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) - The Couple

Auction Date: Feb 27, 2021

Estimate: ₱40,000 - ₱52,000

Description:

Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015)
The Couple

signed and dated 1972 (lower right)

serigraph, 8/10

26” x 20” (66 cm x 51 cm)


PROPERTY FROM THE MARIBEL ONGPIN
COLLECTION

 

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Romulo Olazo is regarded as one of the country’s foremost printmakers. Primarily known for his Diaphanous and Permutation series of paintings, he is also recognized for his elegant prints as he would work with wood blocks, metal plates, and slabs of stone. For decades, Romulo Olazo pursued abstraction that synthesized his experimentations in different graphic techniques, thus giving him various bold directions of abstraction to pursue. He began his Diaphanous series in the 1970s. Influenced by his practice as a printmaker, Olazo developed the series as one of his signature forms of abstraction, using a monochromatic color scheme and translucent, gossamer overlapping shapes that can be likened to gauze or dragonfly wings creating an effect that was airy and delicate. This particular piece showcases how Olazo’s artistic practice has come full circle. His now iconic series of groundbreaking abstractionist works that were inspired by his earlier practice of printmaking are now being produced as prints themselves. His ethereal and gossamer-like style is still very much palpable despite the artist’s shift in medium, solidifying Olazo as a true master of his craft.

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Location: Makati City , PH

Auction House: Leon Gallery

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Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) - Window Series

Lot 52: Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) - Window Series

Auction Date: Feb 27, 2021

Estimate: ₱300,000 - ₱390,000

Description:

Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015)

Window Series

signed and dated 1981 (lower right)

acrylic on canvas

18” x 18” (46 cm x 46 cm)

 

Provenance:

Private Collection, Manila

 

Accompanied by a certificate issued by the artist confirming the authenticity of this lot

 

 

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In this work from master abstractionist Romulo Olazo’s Window series, apparent are the tensions between opacity and transparency. A product of his experimentation with pigment consistencies—of blue, white, red, yellow, and black hues—and abstract aesthetics, his refined brushwork techniques and perfectionist approach towards artmaking are also evident. Highly gestural in approach, the piece shows a sense of formal playfulness and creative impulse and directs the viewer towards a contemplative mood.

In 1980, the year this piece was created, Olazo’s name was further cemented in the local art scene as he was selected as one of the five finalists by the Mobil Oil Philippines in its Awards for Philippine Art, together with Ang Kiukok, Jose Joya, Onib Olmedo, and Danny Dalena. Best known for his Diaphanous and Permutation series, critics have noted his genius in his pursuit of a wide range of techniques and media. His stylistic phases also inform one another.

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Location: Makati City , PH

Auction House: Leon Gallery

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Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) - Diaphanous B-CXLVII

Lot 72: Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) - Diaphanous B-CXLVII

Auction Date: Feb 27, 2021

Estimate: ₱5,000,000 - ₱6,500,000

Description:

Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015)

Diaphanous B-CXLVII

signed and dated 2010 (lower right)

oil on canvas

48” x 72” (122 cm x 183 cm)

 

Literature: Reyes, Cid. ROMULO OLAZO. Paseo Gallery, 2013. page 131.

 

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The iconic Diaphanous series by acclaimed abstractionist Romulo Olazo is the result of decades of rigorous experimentation and practice. An exploration of the possibilities of imagery and technique, Olazo’s work seemingly exemplifies the artist’s breathtaking creative vision. The term diaphanous is derived from the Medieval Latin term diaphanus, which is itself derived from the Greek term diaphenin which means to show. The term is now used to describe a fineness of detail or texture akin to a delicate form of translucency. Its hardly commonplace usage in contemporary English aptly reflects the series’ originality given that critics often found Olazo’s work containing an indescribable sense of beauty and awe.

 

His uniquely groundbreaking technique showcases the relationship between color, form, and texture. His central elements are defined by an ethereal sense of transparency given that they are rendered with a distinct delicacy of form. While his background elements are imbued with complex color gradiations, perfectly complementing his works’ natural sense of ebb and flow. While many artists disguise the processes of their artmaking, Olazo highlights them in a way that makes the experience of viewing and interpreting his art a deeply personal experience, a meditative journey. The work invites the viewer to mentally review the painting process as he strips layer after layer, like thin veils of illusion until nothing but the dark background remains, and then reverses the process as the painting is once more recomposed and one appreciates the total image in depth. Olazo has often modified the basic layering process by crumpling and folding the fine diaphanous tissues, by heightening tonal play in thin facets, and by superimposing the gossamer sheets to stimulate overlapping surfaces. The total effect is one of sumptuousness and total elegance.

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Location: Makati City , PH

Auction House: Leon Gallery

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Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) - Permutations Series # 12

Lot 92: Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) - Permutations Series # 12

Auction Date: Feb 27, 2021

Estimate: ₱4,000,000 - ₱5,200,000

Description:

Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015)

Permutations Series # 12

signed and dated 1989 (lower right)

mixed media on canvas

60” x 48” (152 cm x 122 cm)

 

 

Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

 

 

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Capturing illusions for posterity is an age old goal in art. Olazo’s Permutations Series #12 depict a vast neutral field as an expansive backdrop, from which brittle lines float from the void. Olazo’s works never lose their filmy elegant quality. Permutations Series II fill the viewer’s field of vision, blocks out the distractions of the everyday world, and becomes the viewer’s environment. Olazo’s intention was to evoke, through a visually satisfying organization of pictorial elements, the magic of space and silence. It has been often thought that Olazo’s Permutations were made using silk screen process but they are actually hand drawn.

 

Olazo’s concerns with simplicity and directness, layered elements and spatial development, as well as the meditative and contemplative, continue to be central in all of his works. Clarity of form that is neither entirely plastic nor pictorial, is seen in Olazo’s Permutation series. In 1972, he was awarded the coveted Thirteen Artists Award by the Cultural Centre of the Philippines (CCP). In the 1970s he developed his renowned Diaphanous series of paintings. He has held regular solo exhibitions at pioneering galleries such as the Luz Gallery, and Finale Art File and major institutions such as the CCP in the Philippines since 1974. He was recently included in the book 13 Painters for the 21st Century

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Location: Makati City , PH

Auction House: Leon Gallery

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Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) OOP # 47 and #49

Lot 203: Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) OOP # 47 and #49

Auction Date: Jan 23, 2021

Estimate: ₱100,000 - ₱130,000

Description:

Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015)

OOP # 47 and #49

signed and dated 1980 (lower left and right)

11” x 8” (28 cm x 20 cm) 10 1/2” x 9” (27 cm x 23 cm)

Bold, broad swathes of an assortment of pigments, lends these two works by the master abstractionist Romulo Olazo an abundance of gravitas and layers of beauty. More than just an imaginative auteur, Olazo’s works can be seen as one of the pinnacles of innovation when it comes to Philippine Modern and Abstract art. His unique technique of rendering seemingly translucent shapes and forms, and then layering them together to create complex and nuanced compositions are arguably unrivaled masterpieces that paved the way for all sorts of combinations and styles. His trademark form of abstraction is undoubtedly a recognizable marvel, whether it be his iconic Diaphanous series and Permutations series, or his energetic Untitled works. In these pieces by Romulo Olazo, one is immediately drawn to the different cracks and shapes that reveal a nuanced planar composition . Olazo’s various tones solicit multitudes of feelings from the viewer such as dull yet cool hues grey, black, and blue perfectly complimenting the more vibrant hues of red and yellow. These works by Olazo can be seen as a visual metaphor of redemption, embodying that brokenness can still be beautiful for it brings in light that allows our soul to flicker....

Location: Makati City, PH

Auction House: Leon Gallery

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Romulo Olazo (1932 - 2015) Untitled (Abstract Forms)

Lot 204: Romulo Olazo (1932 - 2015) Untitled (Abstract Forms)

Auction Date: Jan 23, 2021

Estimate: ₱30,000 - ₱39,000

Description:

Romulo Olazo (1932 - 2015)

Untitled (Abstract Forms)

signed and dated 1991 (lower left)

10 1/2” x 12 3/4” (27 cm x 32 cm)

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Location: Makati City, PH

Auction House: Leon Gallery

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Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) Nude

Lot 159: Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) Nude

Auction Date: Jan 23, 2021

Estimate: ₱25,000 - ₱32,500

Description:

Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015)

Nude

signed and dated 1976 (lower left)

17 1/2” x 12” (44 cm x 30 cm)

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Location: Makati City, PH

Auction House: Leon Gallery

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Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) Nude

Lot 153: Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) Nude

Auction Date: Jan 23, 2021

Estimate: ₱30,000 - ₱39,000

Description:

Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015)

Nude

signed (upper left)

14 1/2” x 21” (37 cm x 53 cm)

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Location: Makati City, PH

Auction House: Leon Gallery

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Romulo Olazo (1921 - 2015) Diaphanous # 685

Lot 35: Romulo Olazo (1921 - 2015) Diaphanous # 685

Auction Date: Jan 23, 2021

Estimate: ₱10,000 - ₱13,000

Description:

Romulo Olazo (1921 - 2015)

Diaphanous # 685

2017

16 1/2” x 22 1/2” (42 cm x 57 cm)

Accompanied by a certificate issued by St. Lukes Foundation confirming the authenticity of this lot

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Location: Makati City, PH

Auction House: Leon Gallery

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Romulo Olazo (1932 - 2015) Cat Series

Lot 355: Romulo Olazo (1932 - 2015) Cat Series

Auction Date: Jan 23, 2021

Estimate: ₱15,000 - ₱19,500

Description:

Romulo Olazo (1932 - 2015)

Cat Series

signed and dated 1996 (lower right)

8 1/2” x 11 1/2” (22 cm x 29 cm)

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Location: Makati City, PH

Auction House: Leon Gallery

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Romulo Olazo (Filipino, 1934-2015) Diaphanous #175

Lot 30: Romulo Olazo (Filipino, 1934-2015) Diaphanous #175

Auction Date: Dec 04, 2020

Estimate: HKD90,000 - HKD120,000

Description: Romulo Olazo (Filipino, 1934-2015)
Diaphanous #175
1979

signed and dated 79
oil on canvas laid on board

60 x 60 cm (23 1/2 x 23 1/2 in)
For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website
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Location: Admiralty, HK

Auction House: Bonhams

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ROMULO OLAZO (1934-2015) Diaphanous no. 258 oil on canvas laid on board 61

Lot 225: ROMULO OLAZO (1934-2015) Diaphanous no. 258 oil on canvas laid on board 61

Auction Date: Dec 03, 2020

Estimate: HKD120,000 - HKD180,000

Description: ROMULO OLAZO (1934-2015) Diaphanous no. 258 oil on canvas laid on board 61 x 76 cm. (24 x 29 7/8 in.)...

Location: Hong Kong, HK

Auction House: Christie's

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Romulo Olazo (1932 - 2015) - a) Still Life I (Red Ginger) b) Still Life II (Red Ginger)

Lot 3: Romulo Olazo (1932 - 2015) - a) Still Life I (Red Ginger) b) Still Life II (Red Ginger)

Auction Date: Nov 28, 2020

Estimate: ₱100,000 - ₱130,000

Description: PROPERTY FROM THE DON EUGENIO M. LOPEZ JR. COLLECTION
Romulo Olazo (1932 - 2015)
a) Still Life I (Red Ginger)
b) Still Life II (Red Ginger)
signed and dated 1991 (lower right)
pastel on paper

Estimate USD : $2000-$2600
Estimate Euros : €1666.66-€2166.66
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Location: Makati City, PH

Auction House: Leon Gallery

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Romulo Olazo (1932 - 2015) - Diaphanous No. 833

Lot 7: Romulo Olazo (1932 - 2015) - Diaphanous No. 833

Auction Date: Nov 28, 2020

Estimate: ₱1,400,000 - ₱1,820,000

Description: Romulo Olazo (1932 - 2015)
Diaphanous No. 833
signed and dated 2012 (lower right)
oil on canvas
Accompanied by a certificate issued by the artist confirming the authenticity of this lot
Estimate USD : $28000-$36400
Estimate Euros : €23333.33-€30333.33
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Location: Makati City, PH

Auction House: Leon Gallery

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Romulo Olazo (1892 - 1972) - Diaphanous No. 528

Lot 31: Romulo Olazo (1892 - 1972) - Diaphanous No. 528

Auction Date: Nov 28, 2020

Estimate: ₱2,000,000 - ₱2,600,000

Description: Romulo Olazo (1892 - 1972)
Diaphanous No. 528
signed and dated 1997 (bottom)
oil on canvas

Estimate USD : $40000-$52000
Estimate Euros : €33333.33-€43333.33
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Location: Makati City, PH

Auction House: Leon Gallery

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Romulo Olazo (1892 - 1972) - Diaphanous B-CCI

Lot 48: Romulo Olazo (1892 - 1972) - Diaphanous B-CCI

Auction Date: Nov 28, 2020

Estimate: ₱3,800,000 - ₱4,940,000

Description: Romulo Olazo (1892 - 1972) - Diaphanous B-CCI
signed and dated 2013 (lower right)
oil on canvas
Accompanied by a certificate issued by Azool, Inc. and PASEO Gallery confirming the authenticity of this lot
Estimate USD : $76000-$98800
Estimate Euros : €63333.33-€82333.33
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Location: Makati City, PH

Auction House: Leon Gallery

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Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) - Diaphanous No. 667

Lot 57: Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) - Diaphanous No. 667

Auction Date: Nov 28, 2020

Estimate: ₱1,800,000 - ₱2,340,000

Description: Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) - Diaphanous No. 667
signed and dated 2009 (lower center)
oil on canvas
Accompanied by a certificate issued by the
artist confirming the authenticity of this lot
Estimate USD : $36000-$46800
Estimate Euros : €30000-€39000
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Location: Makati City, PH

Auction House: Leon Gallery

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Romulo Olazo (1932 -2015) - Nude

Lot 73: Romulo Olazo (1932 -2015) - Nude

Auction Date: Nov 28, 2020

Estimate: ₱280,000 - ₱364,000

Description: PROPERTY FROM THE DON EUGENIO
M. LOPEZ JR. COLLECTION
Romulo Olazo (1932 -2015) - Nude
signed and dated 1978 (lower left)
watercolor on paper

Estimate USD : $5600-$7280
Estimate Euros : €4666.66-€6066.66
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Location: Makati City, PH

Auction House: Leon Gallery

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Romulo Olazo (1932 -2015) - Permutation Series Catalog No. 4387

Lot 115: Romulo Olazo (1932 -2015) - Permutation Series Catalog No. 4387

Auction Date: Nov 28, 2020

Estimate: ₱500,000 - ₱650,000

Description: Romulo Olazo (1932 -2015) - Permutation Series
Catalog No. 4387
signed and dated 1990 (lower right)
acrylic on paper

Estimate USD : $10000-$13000
Estimate Euros : €8333.33-€10833.33
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Location: Makati City, PH

Auction House: Leon Gallery

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Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) - Nude

Lot 151: Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) - Nude

Auction Date: Oct 17, 2020

Estimate: ₱40,000 - ₱52,000

Description: Romulo Olazo (1934 - 2015) Nude signed and dated 1981 (lower left) pastel on paper 25” x 15” (64 cm x 37 cm)...

Location: Makati City, PH

Auction House: Leon Gallery

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