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October 7, 2015

Record-breaking prices at Leon Gallery’s Magnificent September Auction

The largest “Sabel” painting by National artist Benedicto Cabrera finds its new home after being acquired at a record-breaking P46.7M during the Leon Gallery Magnificent September Auction 2015. 

Another major piece auctioned at P14M is an untitled work by Juan Luna – signed and dated 1884 – oil on canvas, which features a comely European lady depicted in full figure in the formal dress of the time. 

Meanwhile, Anita Magsaysay-Ho’s “Lavanderas” circa 1957 was acquired at P39.71M, following the successful auction of her masterpiece “Fish Harvest at Dawn” sold at P52M during the Leon Gallery Spectacular Mid-Year Auction 2015.

Ang Kiukok’s 1981 “Seated Figure” sold for P11.68M, Manansala’s 1975 “Adam and Eve” went for P6.42M, while Nena Saguil’s 1964 watercolor “Paris” sold for P1.99M

The recently held Leon Gallery Magnificent Auction 2015 also paid tribute to preeminent modernist master Romulo Olazo by featuring his Diaphanous series, which are considered as some of the canonical works in contemporary Philippine art.

Leon Gallery’s Magnificent September Auction 2015 followed the two equally successful Spectacular Mid-Year Auction 2015 and “The Jim and Reed Pfeufer Collection: A four-decade friendship with Fernando Zobel,” which featured over 70 pieces that illustrate how the Spanish-Filipino artist's friendship with American couple Jim and Reed Pfeufer flourished throughout the years.

“It has always been our commitment to uplift Filipino talent, culture and history through the arts; and it is with great pride to bring these spectacular works to new homes and owners, who will surely value and treasure them like we do. This way, we are able to preserve the arts and constantly pass history from one generation to another,” said Leon Gallery director Jaime Ponce de Leon.

L-R: Audrey Zubiri, Jaime Ponce de Leon, and Dette Tan 

Anron and Tessa Mendoza 

L-R: Weng Domingo, Suzie Quiroz, Maritess Pineda and Patricia Pineda
Bong and Boboy Garrovillo 

Deanna Ongpin-Recto and Marivic Rufino 

Richie Quirino

Jamie and Tess Escaler

Marivic Vasquez and Paul Campos 
L-R: Olivia Yao, Trickie Lopa and Mel Francisco 

Ramon Orlina 
Ambassador Dondi Teehankee, and Christian Aguilar

Leon Gallery is located at the G/F, Eurovilla 1, Rufino corner Legazpi Streets, Legazpi Village, Makati City. For more details, visit

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