Mar 1, 2018

Every year, Art Fair Philippines brings out the big guns. This year is no exception. It’s the first year that the fair has expanded to include galleries from neighboring Southeast Asian countries. That means loads more of artworks and artists for the local crowd to see. And that also means you all need to take extra care when maneuvering through the fair.

Many works on display are pegged above half a million pesos. And for many art collectors, that’s not an unreasonable price.

So to feel bad about our bank accounts, we went ‘round and ‘round the Art Fair in search of some of the most expensive pieces on display. It’s hard to tell if we nailed it on the head, but we think we came close.

Nestor Vinluan, Gallery Duemila

From the Morning Mantra Series III (2016)
Acrylic on canvas


Anton del Castillo, Gallery Anna

Iniquity Within (2018)
Fiberglass sculpture

Arturo Luz, The Crucible Gallery

Black Forms on White Space (2012)

Elaine Navas, Nothing moves itself (2018), Artinformal

Nothing moves itself (2018)
Oil on canvas

Emmanuel Garibay, Art Verité

Lansangan (2018)
Oil on canvas

Ikalawang Milenyo (2018)
Oil on canvas

Laurent Grasso, Edouard Malingue Gallery

Studies into the past (N.D.)
Oil on wood panel
EUR 38,000 (approx P2,400,000)

Yunizar, Artemis Art

Ayam Merah (2017)
Acrylic on canvas
USD 48,500 (approx. P2,500,000)

Nilo Ilarde, ArtFair PH Projects

The Art Fair Is Full Of Objects, More Or Less Interesting; I Wish To Add 24,124 More (2018)
Installation of metal cars

Yayoi Kusama, YOD + Kogure

Photo courtesy of The current painting on display at the Art Fair is part of this series.

Pumpkin (II) (1991)
Acrylic on canvas
USD 300,000 (approx. P15,600,000)

Read more:

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Visit the new galleries participating in this year’s Art Fair

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