The Asian Cultural Council (ACC) is once more set to partner with León Gallery for its first live auction event of the year, León Gallery ACC Auction 2022, March 5, 2 p.m.
ACC, once known as Rockefeller Foundation, advances international dialogue, understanding and respect through cultural exchange activities in Asia and the United States to create a more harmonious and peaceful world. It regularly raises funds from individual, foundation and corporate donors. A portion of the proceeds of the ACC auction is earmarked for this purpose.
In partnership with the ACC, which has, for six decades, supported 6,000 exchanges across 26 countries and regions and 16 artistic disciplines, León Gallery carries on with its shared commitment of championing Filipino artistry and creativity.
Filipino artists who have received grants include Jose Joya (the program’s first grantee), Roberto Chabet, Patrick Flores, Gino Gonzales and Jojo Legaspi. Among the younger generation, it has supported Wawi Navarroza, Lyra Garcellano, Dexter Fernandez, Leeroy New, Aze Ong, Mideo Cruz, Noel Cuizon, Don Salubayba, Anton del Castillo, Amiel Roldan and Nikki Luna, among others.
A part of the proceeds from this auction will be donated to ACC to help subsidize its grants for Filipino and other Asian artists and arts-based practitioners.
Works by globally renowned contemporary artists also form part of this exciting sale: Eugenio Merino, David Adjaye, Daniel Libeskind and the Campana Brothers. There are works from Ronald Ventura and National Artist for Visual Arts Benedicto “BenCab” Cabrera as well as Juan Luna and Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo, who were the very first Filipino artists to make a name for themselves on the international stage.
A portrait of the late President Ramon Magsaysay will also be up for bids. Proceeds from the sale of this lot will benefit both ACC and Ramon Magsaysay Foundation.
Ang Kiukok’s “Rosary Queen” from his iconic series of the same name will also be auctioned.
This auction will once more be filled with prized possessions with impeccable provenance from Manila’s crème de la crème. Highlights from this selection include two works by BenCab from his acclaimed “Larawan II” series, from the collection of Nene Tuason Quimson, and a complete ivory bulto depicting San Antonio and Niño from Benito J. Legarda Jr.’s collection, which is one of the few ivory santos collected by the late polymath.
This auction will also be offering a Joya masterpiece from the collection of dauntless journalist Letty Jimenez-Magsanoc and formerly in the Museum of Philippine Art collection.
A preview of these lots will be held up to March 4, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., at León Gallery, G/F, Eurovilla 1, Rufino corner Legazpi Streets, Legaspi Village, Makati City. This event is copresented by ANCX.ph.
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