Following the world-class sale The Well-Appointed Life last September, Salcedo Auctions, the country’s premier auction house will have its Gavel&Block sale for the year entitled space.
Curated for a contemporary audience, the close to 300 objects in space which will be going under the Gavel&Block include Philippine and international art such as paintings, drawings, fine prints, and sculpture, as well as furniture, fashion, and décor.
“As industry pioneers, we have always considered ourselves as innovators and catalysts – building and engaging new audiences – and Gavel&Block is the perfect manifestation of this,” say Richie and Karen Lerma of Salcedo Auctions.
In line with Gavel&Block’s mission to grow the art and collectibles market to an increasingly affluent audience, it has invited SoFA Design Institute, one of the country’s leading providers of art and design education, as the sale’s preview partner. Faculty members from the school’s Interior Design Program will each curate a space within the sale room, showcasing unique perspectives and aesthetic sensibilities through their respective vignettes.
Touching on various approaches to design, contemporary paintings and sculpture by artists such as Andres Barrioquinto, Jigger Cruz, Marcel Antonio, Luis Lorenzana, and Jason Montinola will be presented alongside fine art prints and works on paper by Philippine masters including BenCab, Cesar Legaspi, Arturo Luz, H.R. Ocampo, Mauro Malang Santos, Fernando Zóbel and Anita Magsaysay-Ho, and international luminaries such as Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso. Clothing and accessories by Hermès, Chanel, Mary Katrantzou, and Balenciaga introduce elements of style and self-expression – defining personal space – while a curated selection of antique and modern furniture including console and dining tables, chairs and day beds in fine hardwoods and vintage decór punctuate the sale.
It will be held on Saturday, 21 October, 2pm at the Salcedo Auctions main sale room, Three Salcedo Place, 121 Tordesillas Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City.
A weeklong preview of space will be held at the Salcedo Auctions main sale room from Saturday, 14 October to Friday, 20 October, 10am-6pm.