Salcedo Auctions’ subsidiary brand Gavel&Block, in partnership with IWantToShare Foundation, will mount a special benefit auction on July 20 to raise funds for children suffering from cancer.
The benefit auction is a special annual event established by Salcedo Auctions in 2017 to raise funds and bring awareness to chosen organizations that make a strong civic impact on Philippine society.
Since 2016, the IWantToShare Foundation has worked with the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Department of Philippine General Hospital to fund the medical needs of children with cancer.
“This auction hopes to provide the means to raise both funds and awareness for a most worthy cause, and also to remind collectors of the transformative and life-changing powers of the arts,” enthuses Salcedo Auctions director Richie Lerma.
A special preview event for the auction pieces will be held on July 13 at the auction house’s new flagship headquarters at NEX Tower, 6786 Ayala Avenue. Guests will get to see the pieces on offer as well as interact with the child beneficiaries of PGH through a special art therapy session and program.
Starting July 14 until the auction on July 20 at 2:00 p.m., works from both contemporary and Philippine masters, as well as fine jewelry and watches will be on display.
Auction highlights include an untitled watercolor by Vicente Manansala, a Ramon Orlina glass sculpture with plastic base, “Search Mindscape: Redoing Climate Change” by Justin Nuyda, “Close to Shore” by Juvenal Sansó, an untitled and undated oil on canvas painting by Fernando Zóbel, and two BenCab artworks, to name a few.
Gavel&Block features both established artists and emerging talent in a wider spectrum of mediums.
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