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‘National Museum has lost Amorsolo memorabilia’

SYLVIA Amorsolo-Lazo, daughter of National Artist Fernando Amorsolo

Fake art will continue to thrive in the Philippines for as long as there are fakers and there are takers.

Posted: October 21st, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Art-industry denizens on rise of forgeries: ‘Buyers, beware!’

NATIONAL Artist Abdulmari Asia Imao

In the Lifestyle Sunday interview by Elizabeth Lolarga, “Why Is Art Forgery on the Rise Again?” (Dec. 9), Ramon “Richie” Lerma of Salcedo Auctions and Ateneo Art Gallery attributed the rise in art forgery to new collectors entering the scene and being introduced by “unsuspecting friends to fly-by-night art dealers or substandard galleries without knowing any better.”

Posted: December 17th, 2012 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Why is art forgery on the rise again?


Ramon “Richie” Lerma is the director and chief curator of the Ateneo Art Gallery (AAG) at the Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City. He used to teach at the university’s fine arts program. Today he is an adviser of Salcedo Auctions at Three Salcedo Place, Salcedo Village, Makati City.

Posted: December 9th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Questionable National Artist’s works not submitted to National Museum for verification

More than a month after they were pulled out of an exhibit because of doubts expressed by art experts about their genuiness, paintings allegedly by the late National Artist for the Visuals Arts H.R. Ocampo have not been submitted to the National Museum for forensics test.

Posted: July 29th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »