BENCAB (b. Philippines 1942)

Homage to Utamaro

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

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Lot Essay

"...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)

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