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    Sale 2702

    Southeast Asian Modern and Contemporary Art

    24 May 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 84

    BENCAB (b. Philippines 1942)

    Homage to Utamaro

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    BENCAB (b. Philippines 1942)
    Homage to Utamaro
    signed and dated 'CABRERA 81' (lower right)
    acrylic on canvas
    30¾ x 23½ in. (78 x 60 cm.)


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    "...the search for Filipino identity connotes not so much the quixotic journey to a time past, nor the exorcism of our colonial trauma, as a shoring of pride in the discovery of a unique sense of self as Filipino."

    (Krip Yuson and Cid Reyes, Bencab, Mantes Publishing, Manila, 2002, p. 259)

    Provenance

    Acquired from Thumb Gallery, London, in 1986, by the present owner.