For the past few months, Leon Gallery has exceptionally brought us authentic artworks that bring history to life. In the month of October, it’s time to own a part of history, a masterpiece, an object of art or simply, a style update in the upcoming Leon Exchange Online Auction Edition 9 this coming October 19 and 20. It’s as uncomplicated as browsing your mobile phones, tablets or laptops and placing your bids and then winning that one-of-a-kind, prized possession.
Some of the furniture and accessories from style maven and philanthropist Presy Lopez-Psinakis will go under the hammer. The only daughter of Eugenio Lopez Sr. lived a life of luxury and collected the most magnificent and unique furniture, accessories and objets d’art. Mrs. Psinakis has an assortment of cabinets and ceramics that are included in this unique display of rarefied objects.
Similarly, Anton Roxas lived a grand life in a house designed by Mario Buatta in one of the most exclusive enclaves in the Philippines. One can only expect the best from this man of gentility, both debonair and dandy. His collection of animal figurines including dogs, birds and buffaloes will be included in the auction.
“There is something for all art collectors and enthusiasts as well as for those who simply want to live with beautiful and stylish things,” says Leon Gallery Director Jaime Ponce de Leon.
There is a wide array of works from the masters. You will find superb paintings like Araceli Dans “Pagsikat ng Araw”, Cesar Buenaventura’s “Still Life” and “Landscape”, Romeo Tabuena’s “Barrio Scene”, Federico Aguilar Alcuaz’s “Portrait of a Lady, Juvenal Sanso’s “Rock Crevice”, a Cesar Legazpi’s “Nude” and Vicente Manansala’s “Landscape.
In a similar manner, there is also an outstanding selection of contemporary masters. Delight yourself with the works of Emmanuel Garibay’s “Untitled” work, Andres Barrioquinto’s “Untitled Woman”, and various series of paintings by Jonathan Olazo and Trek Valdizno.
There are Chinese carved flower vase with peonies, Puyat-style dining table including fourteen dining chairs, a finely carved Chinese elephant ivory tusk, Persian carpets, a marble-topped Gessoed Baroque Demilune console table, a camphor chest, a Kamagong altar table, a French Empire dresser with marquetry, and so much more to choose from.
“One can indulge his or her taste for the exquisite at various price points at the upcoming online auction and all that from one’s armchair or boudoir. The online auction gives clients the convenience of bidding through their mobiles or laptops, without having to trek all the way to where physical auctions happen,” says Jaime Ponce de Leon. This convenience makes online auctions for smaller-value — but no less enchanting — lots trending.
It’s as simple as going to www.leonexchange.com and registering as a buyer. Previews for the superb lots begin on October 16, 2018 at Leon Gallery in B14 La Fuerza Plaza, 2241 Chino Roces Ave., Makati City.