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Ephraim Samson Portraits of Filipino Artists

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 Congratulations to our friends Randy, Pia, Sari, Nancy from @thecruciblegallery on the launch of their book – Ephraim Samson: Portraits of Filipino Artists -176 pages, 5 years in the making, 68 watercolour portraits and 15 National artists. 60 lucky buyers were able to get their books each with a unique portrait sketched on the artists page, we are lucky to get one of them. Definitely making Philippine art history  #h2hphilippineart #h2hart #h2hartist#ephraimsamsonEphraim Samson Portraits of Filipino Artists (1)Ephraim Samson Portraits of Filipino Artists (23)Ephraim Samson Portraits of Filipino Artists (2)Ephraim Samson Portraits of Filipino Artists (20)Ephraim Samson Portraits of Filipino Artists (18)Ephraim Samson Portraits of Filipino Artists (32)Ephraim Samson Portraits of Filipino Artists (19)Ephraim Samson Portraits of Filipino Artists (26)Ephraim Samson Portraits of Filipino Artists (16)Ephraim Samson Portraits of Filipino Artists (5) Ephraim Samson Portraits of Filipino Artists (15) Ephraim Samson Portraits of Filipino Artists (6) Ephraim Samson Portraits of Filipino Artists (29) Ephraim Samson Portraits of Filipino Artists (28) Ephraim Samson Portraits of Filipino Artists (24) Ephraim Samson Portraits of Filipino Artists (22)Ephraim Samson Portraits of Filipino Artists (25) Ephraim Samson Portraits of Filipino Artists (27) Ephraim Samson Portraits of Filipino Artists (30) Ephraim Samson Portraits of Filipino Artists (14) Ephraim Samson Portraits of Filipino Artists (13) Ephraim Samson Portraits of Filipino Artists (12) Ephraim Samson Portraits of Filipino Artists (31)Ephraim Samson Portraits of Filipino Artists (10) Ephraim Samson Portraits of Filipino Artists (9) Ephraim Samson Portraits of Filipino Artists (8)  Book photographer, Bobby Wong :-) Ephraim Samson Portraits of Filipino Artists (7) Ephraim Samson Portraits of Filipino Artists (17) Ephraim Samson Portraits of Filipino Artists (3) Ephraim Samson Portraits of Filipino Artists (4)

Gavel & Block

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The team behind the esteemed Salcedo Auctions introduces its newest subsidiary, Gavel&Block with “Editions” featuring esteemed artists like BenCab, Mauro Malang Santos, Salvador Dali, and Pablo Picasso

From July 28, Friday to July 30, Saturday, a weekend market will bring together the worlds of art, design, and gastronomy. Gavel&Block, Salcedo Auctions’ new subsidiary, introduces a fresh, ‘out of the box’, and immersive event in collaboration with culinary group The Gourmand Market and creative event hub, Green Sun located at the Pasong Tamo Extension district.Gavel & Block (2)The Gourmand Market, Manila’s leading premium food market, will be offering a curated spread of fine food products, exciting local flavors and inventive plates at Green Sun to indulge even the most discriminating palates, providing an epicurean atmosphere, and indeed a full sensory experience as the inaugural Gavel & Block auction ‘Editions’ takes place on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 2PM.

“Gavel&Block is for a progressive audience that appreciates art and design across all forms and media,” says Salcedo Auctions director Richie Lerma. “Gavel&Block is accessible because we want to bring the experience of auctions to a wider audience, educating and developing aesthetic sensibilities at the same time.”

“Accessibility also means being able to reach diverse individuals at their nodes of interest,” Lerma continues. “Food is a great reason to go out, socialize, and have a sensory experience that can be shared. So is the viewing of art; so I thought that gastronomy and visual art naturally complement one another – thus the collaboration with The Gourmand Market.”

For its debut sale entitled ‘Editions’, Gavel&Block by Salcedo Auctions will feature fine prints, ceramics, and sculptures by local and international masters. Among the artists featured are Mauro Malang Santos, National Artists Ang Kiukok, BenCab, and the world-renowned surrealist Salvador Dali.

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Mauro Malang Santos and Ang Kiukok utilize a stencil-based technique to create colorful serigraphs. Pigments are applied to paper by pressing paint using a squeegee on top of a silk screen. This creates blocks of color that can be layered on top of each other.

BenCab, on the other hand, creates impressive graphic works by drawing an image onto a metal plate. After the metal is treated with a thin film of wax, the artist engraves the image onto the plate with a sharp, chisel-like tool called a burin to expose the plate underneath. After the image is finished, the metal is dipped in acid that burns through the exposed metal, leaving indentations where the image was drawn. The plate is then cleaned to remove the layer of wax, and ink or paint is smoothed over the plate, settling into the grooves. After cleaning with a washcloth to remove the excess paint, the image is placed under a damp piece of paper before running through a press. In BenCab’s Edsa Event, etching allows him to capture the intricate drapes he often depicts in his art.

Salvador Dali’s Les Entre-Plats Sodomisés involved drawing a mirror image of the artwork onto stone or metal using a medium that contains grease (these include crayons, pencils, or a black liquid specific to lithography called a tusche). Once the image is done, the entire surface is treated with gum arabic and nitric acid in order for the non-greasy areas to absorb water and the greasy areas to absorb oil. Next, a roller sponge dipped in oil-based ink is rolled over the surface with the color only sticking to the original drawing. The plate is then placed over a piece of paper and run through a press to produce editions of the image. Different plates are required for different colors

“Though auctions may seem intimidating at first, Gavel&Block promises to change that, providing a unique, exciting experience that everyone can enjoy.” A weeklong preview of  ‘Editions’ will also be held at Three Salcedo Place, 121 Tordesillas St., Salcedo Village, Makati City, from Thursday, 20 July to Wednesday, 26 July and a catalogue of the 77 pieces going under Gavel & Block is available for download on salcedoautions.com

From July 28, Friday to July 30, Saturday, the first-of-its-kind ‘Editions’ food, art, and auction festival will be held at The Gourmand Market @ The Axon, Green Sun, 2318 Pasong Tamo Ext, Makati City. The event will feature the debut sale of Gavel&Block by Salcedo Auctions on Saturday, July 29 at 2pm. With a focus on the contemporary market, the ‘Editions’ auction will offer original fine prints, ceramics, and sculptures by local and international masters. Printmaking demonstrations by the renowned artist Fil Delacruz will also be held on Friday, July 28 at 6pm and on Sunday, July 30 at 4pm 

Follow @salcedoauctions @thegourmandmarket and @greensunph on Instagram for more information. For inquiries, call +639178946550.

Mari Mari

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 Art in fashion.  This time hand painted in watercolor designs printed on tops, dresses and skirts by @shopmarimari MILFLORES & BANIG SHIFT TOP
The Hydrangea Macrophylla is locally known as milflores, in reference to the thousands of minuscule clusters of flowers. This special flower is used to express gratitude, friendship and devotion.Meanwhile, the Banig is a popular handwoven mat usually used in many homes in the Philippines. The mat is often made of dried buri (palm), pandan or sea grass leaves. #howdoyoustyleyourmarimari#shopmarimari #shopmarimaridotcom#marimarioriginalprints #h2hart#h2hflowersMari Mari (1) Mari Mari (2)

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National Arts Club

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After dinner, we celebrated in the National Arts Club in Gramercy Park

Welcome to The National Arts Club @nationalartsclub
OUR MISSION IS TO STIMULATE, FOSTER & PROMOTE PUBLIC INTEREST IN THE ARTS & EDUCATE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE IN THE FINE ARTS.

The National Arts Club was founded in 1898 by author and poet Charles De Kay, the literary and art critic for The New York Times. He together with a group of distinguished artists and patrons conceived of a gathering place to welcome artists of all genres as well as art lovers and patrons. At the turn of the 20th century American artists began to look to our own country rather than to Europe for inspiration, and the American art world was alive with energy. The newly-formed National Arts Club took residence in a mansion on 34th Street. American art had a new home. ( NAC website ) #NationalArtsClubNYC #h2hnyc2017#h2hny

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Lever House

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 You won’t miss this building and art installion especially at night!  It’s so colorful and bright :-)

Lever House at 390 Park Avenue — The iconic Lever House, designed by the renowned Skidmore Owings & Merrill in 1952, remains a New York City landmark. Its glass-encased lobby became a regular showcase for contemporary art starting in 1998. ( Time out APRIL 1 2010 ) #LeverHouse#ParkAvenueNYC #h2hny #h2hnyc2017#H2HArt

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Art Fair 2017

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  Once a year, all the art people in the Philippines gather together at @artfairph ! It’s always a nice gathering of gallery owners, artists and art collectors all for the love of Philippine art ! #10DaysofArtPh #ArtFairPh #H2HArt

A quick glimpse into @artfairph 2017  #10DaysofArtPh #ArtFairPh #H2HArt

Aphro

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 Super LOVE this Art and Design store Aphro @aphroliving by Tina Fernandez. Come visit – 2 doors after Lanai. #aphrolivingartdesign #Zacarias1925 #RitaNazareno #H2HArtAphro (2)   The good news is that @zacarias1925 by Rita Nazareno @ritanazareno is available here
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Aphro (9) Aphro (10)  LOVE THIS scent diffuser!  I saw this in Singapore and now it is available in Manila!Aphro (11)  Cher, store manager of @aphroliving We are inside their walk in closet part of the store with beautiful lamps by @zacarias1925 Rita Nazareno Super ? this art store #aphrolivingartdesign #Zacarias1925 #RitaNazareno #H2HArt
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