Filipino artists abound at the world’s largest fine art trade show
Notable alums of the trade show include Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, and Robert Rauschenberg
Apr 3, 2019
For the past 40 years, Artexpo New York has been showcasing thousands of contemporary art works, once hosting pieces by Andy Warhol. Purportedly the venue where Keith Haring and Robert Rauschenberg got their start, it’s also the oldest trade show for fine art in the U.S and claims to be the world’s largest. The show is a huge tastemaker for the art industry: Going to it will give you a good sense on what the art world’s “next big thing” is going to be.
This year, a number of Filipino artists will be making their names at the trade show. There’s the four person collective that the art house Artologist is sending out: Andy Monnar Baldemor, Fernando Esteves Antimano, Michael Adams Nacianceno, and Richard Buxani. The expo itself listed the collective as one of their “Five Must See Artists” at this year’s show. The Artologist has previewed six works that they’ll be sending out, though no word yet if there will be more.
Sal Ponce Enrile will also be exhibiting her works at the show. Handpicked by the Agora Gallery New York, her abstract piece “Retrospect” was the featured artwork in the gallery’s invite. Enrile will be showcasing five works, all inspired by expressionism. “I think every artist’s dream is to be able to ultimately show their work in New York,” Enrile admits.
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Many Filipinos have been receiving international recognition these past few weeks, and not just in the art world. On Mar. 27, Toyo Eatery was featured on the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurant list, and the cookbook I Am a Filipino and This is How We Cook was shortlisted for the 2019 James Beard Foundation Book Awards. Here’s to hoping all this acclaim will roll over back here, and more Filipinos will take pride in our own culture and art. Fingers crossed.
Featured photo courtesy of Sal Ponce Enrile
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