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Lot 47: Pacita Abad (1946 - 2004)

Est: ₱700,000 PHP - ₱910,000 PHPPassed
Leon GalleryFebruary 18, 2023Makati City, Philippines

Item Overview

Description


Pacita Abad (1946 - 2004)
Beata
signed and dated 1982 (lower right)
oil on canvas
36" x 24" (91 cm x 61 cm)



EXHIBITED: Cultural Center of the Philippines Small Gallery, Paintings of People and Landscapes of Batanes, Curated by Ray Albano, Manila, February 22 - March 17, 1985
LITERATURE: Fanega, Buddy. "A deeply personal, expressionist style." The Economic Monitor. May 1, 1985. Accessed online at https:// pacitaabad.com/usr/documents/press/download_url/163/galleryhopping-may-1985-by-buddy-fanega.pdf

Painted in 1982, this oil on canvas work by Pacita Abad is among the rare portraits done by Abad. Titled Beata, the piece was painted at the ancestral home of Abad’s late grandfather, the former Gov. Bernardo Barsana in their home province of Batanes. The work itself features the late Segundina Senna Vasol, a native of Ivana, Batanes, as her muse. She is depicted smoking a cigar and wearing the ‘vakul,’ the traditional straw headgear worn by Ivatan women, particularly farmers, to protect them from the rain and sun. Eventually, Beata would become Abad’s centerpiece for her seminal solo exhibition titled “Scenes from Batanes” which was mounted at the Cultural Center of the Philippines and curated by Ray Albano. Exhibited at the CCP’s Small Gallery, “Scenes from Batanes” was Abad’s seventeenth solo exhibition that proved to be a unique experience as the works featured would come to be some of the only landscape and portraiture works by the artist. In the exhibit, viewers are transported into the lush home island of Abad; an experience that, during the time, was rare even for Filipinos. The paintings, which feature the huts, sceneries, and people of Batanes, don’t only allow audiences to view and imagine the day-to-day life of the island locals, but also contain within them a psychological aspect. One that hints towards the inner workings of Abad’s subjects. Such an approach effectively humanizes Abad’s elements, elevating them to something beyond merely figures on a canvas. During her active years, Abad spent a majority of her time learning and adopting various artistic traditions from all over the world. She then utilized these techniques not only as a way of improving upon her works, but as a medium for creating works that are truly diverse and global. This unique approach earned Pacita acclaim and recognition throughout the world as her practice sought to bring together previously isolated and distant cultures. (J.D.)

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Payment & Shipping

Payment

Accepted forms of payment: COD (cash on delivery), MasterCard, Money Order / Cashiers Check, Personal Check, Visa, Wire Transfer

Shipping

Auction house will help to arrange shipment at buyer's expense.

Auction Details

The Asian Cultural Council Auction 2023

by
Leon Gallery
February 18, 2023, 02:00 PM PST

Eurovilla 1, Rufino corner Legazpi Streets, Legazpi Village, Makati City, PH

Terms

Buyer's Premium

25.16%

Bidding Increments

From:To:Increment:
₱0₱9,999₱1,000
₱10,000₱19,999₱2,000
₱20,000₱59,999₱5,000
₱60,000₱199,999₱10,000
₱200,000₱399,999₱20,000
₱400,000₱799,999₱50,000
₱800,000₱1,999,999₱100,000
₱2,000,000₱4,999,999₱200,000
₱5,000,000₱9,999,999₱500,000
₱10,000,000+₱1,000,000

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Address: G/F Corinthian Plaza, 121 Paseo de Roxas, Legazpi Village, Makati City, Philippines
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Shipping Terms

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Payment

a. The balance of the invoice must be paid in full and merchandise picked up within three (3) days from the date of the sale. One week after the auction, left items may be moved to an off-site facility for pick-up. A storage fee will be charged if merchandise is left longer than two (2) weeks of One Hundred Pesos (Php 100) per lot per day. If the property is left longer than four (4) weeks, it will be considered abandoned. We are not responsible for shipping, but if packing and handling of purchased lots will be done by us, it is done at the entire risk of the purchaser. A refundable deposit may be required.

b. Cash, cashier's check, wire transfer, personal check (items may be held until the check clears). If any legal action is commenced to enforce these Conditions of Sale, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover its reasonable attorney's fees and costs. Time is of the essence.

Payments shall be wired to:

Account Name: Leon Gallery
Account Number: 2166008845
Address: G/F Corinthian Plaza, 121 Paseo de Roxas, Legazpi Village, Makati City, Philippines
Swift Code: MBTCPHMM