Among the featured lots include a pair of drawings by the late Carlos Celdran
Salcedo Auctions subsidiary Gavel&Block bring forth 300 valuable collectibles in their upcoming sale on Saturday, 8 February, 2pm at the Salcedo Auctions headquarters at NEX Tower, 6786 Ayala Avenue, Makati City.
“We are excited to open our 10th year with this sale, which emphasizes the joy of collecting,” says managing director Victor Silvino. “Through art+design, we hope that more people will be able to experience the thrill of auctions, discovering a piece to start or add to their existing” he adds.
In this sale are works by notable artists such as watercolor works by Nena Saguil; three early paintings by Roberto Chabet, and pieces from artists Gus Albor and Romulo Olazo. A number of folk-genre works by Oscar Zalameda, Angelito Antonio, Tam Austria, Cesar Buenaventura, Elias Laxa, Simeon Saulog which make up a large part of the artworks in this auction.
In addition to the artworks are lots that range from classic to contemporary design-centered collectibles for the home, including refined heirloom pieces made of jade and semi-precious stones. Cocktail jewelry and crystal by Gucci, Tiffany & Co., Baccarat, Lalique, and Rosenthal as well as Limoges bone china and baroque silver epergnes are included.
Also worth noting in this sale is a pair of drawings by the late performance artist Carlos Celdran, sketches that mirror his cultural activism. The inclusion of Celdran in the sale’s line-up would be his first appearance at a Gavel&Block auction – a recognition of his legacy, and a tribute to a burgeoning artistic career, providing new and established collectors the opportunity to acquire work that history will continue to appreciate and reassess.