‘Editions:’ Where art, design and food meet


Whereas traditional auctions are often held in elegant and secluded areas, a newly formed bidding platform by Salcedo Auctions, one of the country’s premier auction houses, is poised to defy the common practice with “Editions.”

‘Untitled’ by Vicente Manansala, giclee print on canvas 9/25, 46 x 151 cm (1962)

In its continuous effort to introduce the art of bidding to a contemporary audience, Salcedo Auctions launched its subsidiary brand Gavel & Block. The young brand will be creating current and accessible quarterly themed sales dedicated to art, design, and the world of valuable collectibles beginning with Editions.

Edsa Event’ by BenCab, etching 6/20, 28.5 x 22.5 cm (2011)

Editions is in collaboration with culinary group The Gourmand Market and the burgeoning creative event hub, Green Sun, in the Pasong Tamo Extension district.

This innovative ‘out of the box’ immersive event will bring together the art, design, and culinary communities under one roof.

“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.

“The Gourmand Market thrives on its creed, ‘Eat Well, Live Well,’ and is therefore, more than discovering purveyors and delectable dishes. It is also a platform where people of various interests can come together and celebrate their passions,” say the partners of The Gourmand Market, Trish Panlilio, Dara David-Roa and Dong Ronquillo.

Veronica’ by Ang Kiukok, serigraph 3/130, 35 x 25.5 cm

Green Sun’s Kevin Lim Tan notes that situating the event in a modern, design-focused space such as The Axon fits into their company’s vision for the space.

The Gourmand Market will be offering a curated spread of fine food products, exciting local flavors and inventive plates for the participants of the debuting auction.

Of course, the main event belongs to the auctioned pieces. Original fine prints, ceramics, and sculptures by local and international masters such as Mauro Malang Santos, Jose Joya, BenCab, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, and Victor Vasarely will be highlighted in the event.

Editions will be held at The Axon, Green Sun from July 28 to 30, with the auction to be held on Saturday at 2 pm. In keeping with Gavel & Block’s aim to mature the art market through education, a printmaking demonstration underscoring the intricacies of this underrated medium will also be held.


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