Upholding our pledge to celebrate Philippine history through the art of Juan Luna.

Today marks the 454th anniversary of the Blood Compact or ‘Sandugo’ (literally translated as ‘one blood’) between Datu Sikatuna of Bohol and Spanish explorer Miguel López de Legazpi. And what better way to commemorate this event than with Juan Luna y Novicio’s 1885 work entitled ‘El Pacto de Sangre,’ which has lent the historical event almost mythical proportions.

Painted a year after his ‘Spoliarium’ won a gold medal at the Madrid Exposition, Luna was commissioned to paint this scene in order to obtain his scholarship from the Ayuntamiento de Manila. The painting was exhibited in Barcelona and in the Universal Exposition in St. Louis in 1904 before being permanently included in the collection of Malacañang Palace, where it hangs to this day. Note the dramatic play of light and shadow on Legazpi’s face as he faces the Datu whose back is to the viewer, shrouding this historical figure in mystery even as Spanish soldiers watch the ceremonial seal of friendship unfold.

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The Parisian life of Juan Luna and Édouard Manet.

Bright pastel tones and charmingly rendered female subjects aren’t the only things that you’ll find in common between these two paintings by Juan Luna y Novicio and French Impressionist Édouard Manet. Luna’s ‘The Parisian Life’ or ‘Interior d'un Cafe’ (Inside a Cafe), was an 1892 piece that was acquired at auction in 2002. It epitomizes his shift away from the darker, more dramatic palette of his academic paintings towards the lighter colors and mood from his nine years in Paris. It is considered the last major work that he created in his post-academic period during which his artistic style would be heavily influenced by the later strains of French Impressionism as can already be seen in the free, gentle strokes that soften the figures and add a new dimension to the texture and mood of the painting.

Just as Manet’s 1880/1881 ‘Woman Reading,’ demonstrates the artist at the peak of his Impressionist style of painting with the quick, free brushstrokes and light colors characteristic of his technique later in his career. It also represents the social and artistic climate of late 19th century Paris where Parisian cafes were much frequented by artists and writers.

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The Parisian life of Juan Luna and Édouard Manet.

Bright pastel tones and charmingly rendered female subjects aren’t the only things that you’ll find in common between these two paintings by Juan Luna y Novicio and French Impressionist Édouard Manet. Luna’s ‘The Parisian Life’ or ‘Interior d'un Cafe’ (Inside a Cafe), was an 1892 piece that was acquired at auction in 2002. It epitomizes his shift away from the darker, more dramatic palette of his academic paintings towards the lighter colors and mood from his nine years in Paris. It is considered the last major work that he created in his post-academic period during which his artistic style would be heavily influenced by the later strains of French Impressionism as can already be seen in the free, gentle strokes that soften the figures and add a new dimension to the texture and mood of the painting.

Just as Manet’s 1880/1881 ‘Woman Reading,’ demonstrates the artist at the peak of his Impressionist style of painting with the quick, free brushstrokes and light colors characteristic of his technique later in his career. It also represents the social and artistic climate of late 19th century Paris where Parisian cafes were much frequented by artists and writers.

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Salcedo AuctionsÉdouard Manet, 'Woman Reading,' 1880-81, oil on canvas, 61.2 × 50.7 cm (24 1/16 × 19 7/8 in). Collection Art Institute of Chicago

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A Friday breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Worn by only three women in history (among whom Audrey Hepburn and Lady Gaga are counted), the Tiffany diamond is the largest and finest fancy yellow diamond in the world--and is famously not for sale. First discovered in 1877 in the Kimberly mine in South Africa, the 287.42-carat stone was purchased by Charles Lewis Tiffany for $18,000 after which it was brought to Paris, where chief gemologist Dr. George Frederick Kunz supervised the cutting of the diamond into a 128.54-carat cushion-shape brilliant--with 82 facets! That’s 24 more facets than the traditional 58-facet brilliant cut.

Here, you see the diamond mounted in Jean Schlumberger’s 1960 Ribbon Rosette necklace set in a centerpiece brooch--one of the original designs from Schlumberger’s ‘Wardrobe of Settings,’ which he created just for the diamond. Though Hepburn didn’t wear any Tiffany jewelry during the film, she wore this sculptural piece made of white diamonds, yellow gold and platinum for a publicity shoot of ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ in 1961.

Photo courtesy of Tiffany’s and Paramount/Getty Images

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Explore the universal language of art with the works of Jose Tence Ruiz and René Magritte.
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#TBT to Jose Tence Ruiz’s surrealist-cum-social realist 2002 oil on canvas entitled ‘Kumbersasyon kasama ni Sanchez Cotan’ which was offered at last year’s ‘Important Philippine Art’ sale as part of The Well-Appointed Life. Visually charged, the piece depicts linearly placed food items with the image of the Sacred Heart hovering above them--an allegory to the work of Spanish Baroque painter, Juan Sánchez Cotán.
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Fans of surrealist art may even draw a parallel to the strong and thought-provoking visual language employed by René Magritte, as in his 1937 work entitled ‘Not to Be Reproduced’ in which he playfully subverts viewers’ expectations by reflecting the back of the man’s head in the mirror while the book on the lower right corner (a work by Edgar Allan Poe, one of Magritte’s favorite authors) is perfectly reflected in the glass.
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SCENES FROM THE AUCTION | VIEW RESULTS
Important Philippine Art, Sat 9 Mar 2019, Three Salcedo Place

Relive the drama and excitement as important works by the giants of Philippine art were auctioned off last Saturday, 9 March. View the full results via this link bit.ly/2Ej2epr or click 'Learn More.'

Join the bidders on the floor and on the phones as they battle it out for BenCab’s ‘Sabel,’ which opened at Php 8,000,000 and sold at a final price of Php 16,352,000 and Ronald Ventura’s ‘RECOVER,’ which sold for 300% above its published estimate at Php 9,344,00. The auction came to a head with the successful sale of the Juan Luna y Novicio’s Boceto for ‘Death of Cleopatra,’ which opened at Php 5,000,000 and sold to a bidder on the floor at a final price of Php 9,344,000 - the new world record price, based on size, for a work by the artist! Following soon after were the sales of Luna’s ‘The Hunting Party,’ which sold for a final price of Php 9,928,000 and Félix Resurrección Hidalgo’s ‘Draped Nude, Reclining in a Forest Landscape,’ selling for Php 9,344,000 - outstanding prices achieved for unsigned and newly discovered works that serve as a fitting testament to the confidence of collectors in Salcedo’s expertise on the two artists.

Consignments to upcoming Salcedo Auctions and Gavel&Block sales are now accepted. Email [email protected] or phone +632 659.4094 | +63917 894.6550

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Important Philippine Art brings people together.

It’s the Monday after, and we’re still riding on the high of last Saturday’s ‘Important Philippine Art’ including ‘Important Philippine Furniture and Tribal and Ethnographic Art’ auction at Three Salcedo Place, which drew a standing-room-only crowd to see astonishing artworks hammering in at record prices!

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank our friends and followers for their enthusiastic support and trust in the expertise of the Salcedo team.

Keep an eye on this space to view the full results!

Consignments for upcoming Salcedo Auctions and Gavel&Block sales are invited. For inquiries, please email [email protected] or phone +63917 894.6550

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The Queen of Important Philippine Art reigns supreme.

We proudly announce the sale of Juan Luna y Novicio’s Boceto for ‘Death of Cleopatra’ for Php 9,344,000 (total purchase price, inclusive of buyer’s premium and VAT) at today’s ‘Important Philippine Art’ auction. Based on its size of just 10 x 15 inches, 'Cleopatra' sold at the highest price for a Luna in history! It comes in at Php 62,293 per square inch vs. España y Filipinas which only sold at Php 51,171.20 per square inch - a true testament to Salcedo Auctions’ pioneering efforts to share the story of historical works of art and to promote the true joy of collecting.

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