Art and Auction Catalogs

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A MANIFEST FOR THE MOON

The Lunar Codex uses digital and analog technology to preserve art, books, music, and more, enclosed in time capsules and launched to the Moon. It is a message-in-a-bottle to the future.

Curatorial Notes

Contemporary auctions present a mix of both established masters and rising artists for a particular time period. This section spotlights some selected auction catalogues, significantly from the León Gallery in the Philippines, one of the pre-eminent auction houses in Asia. Archiving these catalogues results in the preservation of hundreds of acknowledged master painters, from Fernando Amorsolo to Fernando Zobel.


Several private collections and assemblages are also collected in this section, notably The ARGO Collection. We are grateful to these galleries and collections for permission to represent these works in the Codex.

* Every artist listed below has at least one artwork represented in the Codex, and many have several pieces of art represented. 

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Works are located as to their respective lunar time capsules as follows: 

IM1 - Intuitive Machines Nova-C Mission 1 to Vallis Schrasöteri (The Nova Collection)

PM1 - Astrobotic Peregrine Mission 1 to Lacus Mortis (The Peregrine Collection)

GM1 - Astrobotic Griffin Mission 1 to the Lunar South Pole (The Polaris Collection) 

Manifest

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THE MAGNIFICENT SEPTEMBER AUCTION

León Gallery (2021) - GM1
 

- Companion catalog to an auction presented by León Gallery, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines on September 11, 2021 

- Jaime L. Ponce de León, Director

- Lisa Guerrero Nakpil, Curator

- Consultants: Augusto M.R. Gonzalez III ▪ Floy Quintos ▪ Martin I. Tinio ▪ Ramon N. Villegas

- Writers: Jed Nathan Daya ▪ Ma. Dorothy Mananghaya ▪ Adrian Maranan

- Layout: Patricia Louisse E. Dato

- Graphic Arts: Joe Mari Barbacena ▪ Aldrene Harold Carillo ▪ Patricia Louisse E. Dato ▪ Edwin Hurry Jr. ▪ Caryl Mirzi B. Montilla

- Management and Inventory: Jane Daria ▪ Richelle Custodio ▪ Reneliza de Taza ▪ Magdalina Juntilla ▪ Reymar Jurado ▪ Leonalyn Gallano-Lago ▪ Geller Nabong ▪ Nyza Moe Neri ▪ Aleza Nevarez ▪ Rouel T. Sanchez ▪ Celina Sta. Ana ▪ Louise Sarmiento

- Gallery Support Team: Nestorio Capino, Jr. ▪ Robert Gotinga ▪ Jamar Juan ▪ Reynaldo Lisondra ▪ Jayson Lopez ▪ Wilfredo Manalang ▪ Janus Menguito ▪ Julius Menguito ▪ Generoso Olaco ▪ Myla Oribiana ▪ Manuel Sintos
- Foreword by Jaime L. Ponce de León
- With articles by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil ▪ Augusto Marcelino Reyes Gonzalez III ▪ Floy Quintos ▪ Pao Vergara ▪ Anya Nicola Isabel Zulueta

Featuring art from

Napoleon V. Abueva ▪ Arnica Acantilado ▪ Gus Albor ▪ Fernando Amorsolo ▪ Ang Kiukok ▪ Federico Aguilar Alcuaz ▪ Isidro Ancheta ▪ Justiniano Asuncion ▪ Max Balatbat ▪ Gabriel Barredo ▪ Andres Barrioquinto ▪ Welbart Bartolome ▪ Norma Belleza ▪ Jana Benitez ▪ Rosario Bitanga ▪ Elmer Borlongan ▪ Annie Cabigting (with Amedeo Modigliani) ▪ Zean Cabangis ▪ Benedicto “Bencab” Cabrera ▪ Michael Cacnio ▪ Eduardo Castrillo ▪ Roberto Chabet ▪ Charlie Co ▪ Florencio B. Concepcion ▪ Louie Cordero ▪ Daniel dela Cruz ▪ Ronson Culibrina ▪ Gabriel Custodio ▪ Antipas Delotavo ▪ Ramon A. Estella ▪ Carlos “Botonr” V. Francisco ▪ Dino Gabito ▪ Mark Andy Garcia ▪ Emmanuel Garibay ▪ Kawayan de Guia ▪ Anita Magsaysay Ho ▪ Abdulmari Imao ▪ Raul Isidro ▪ Geraldine Javier ▪ Jose Joya ▪ Yeo Kaa ▪ Prudencio Lamarroza ▪ Antonio Leaño ▪ Raul Lebajo ▪ Jane Lee ▪ Cesar Legaspi ▪ Jojo Legaspi ▪ Lao Lianben ▪ Antonio Garcia Llamas ▪ Luis Lorenzana ▪ Juan Luna ▪ Arturo Luz ▪ Antonio Malantic ▪ Vicente Manansala ▪ Raffy Napay ▪ Jerry Elizalde Navarro ▪ Justin Nuyda ▪ Hernando R. Ocampo ▪ Manuel Ocampo ▪ Romulo Olazo ▪ Onib Olmedo ▪ Bernardo Pacquing ▪ Lynyrd Paras ▪ Mario Parial ▪ Ramon Peralta ▪ Le Pho ▪ Marc Aran Reyes ▪ Cenon M. Rivera ▪ Juvenal Sanso ▪ Jose John Santos III ▪ Mauro “Malang” Santos ▪ Solomon Saprid ▪ Romeo Tabuena ▪ Rodel Tapaya ▪ Lydia Velasco ▪ Ronald Ventura ▪ Macario Vitalis ▪ Edwin Wilwayco ▪ Hugo Yonzon Jr. ▪ Oscar Zalameda ▪ Fernando Zobel  
- Archived in the Polaris collection

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THE KINGLY TREASURES AUCTION

León Gallery (2021) - GM1
 

- Companion catalog to an auction, including art, historical artifacts, and antiquities, presented by León Gallery, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines on December 4, 2021 

- Jaime L. Ponce de León, Director
- Lisa Guerrero Nakpil, Curator

- Consultants: Augusto M.R. Gonzalez III ▪ Floy Quintos ▪ Martin I. Tinio ▪ Ramon N. Villegas

- Writers: Jed Nathan Daya ▪ Ma. Dorothy Mananghaya ▪ Adrian Maranan

- Layout: Patricia Louisse E. Dato

- Graphic Arts: Aldrene Harold Carillo ▪ Patricia Louisse E. Dato ▪ El Wynn S. Magbanua ▪ Caryl Mirzi B. Montilla

- Management and Inventory: Jane Daria ▪ Richelle Custodio ▪ Reneliza de Taza ▪ Magdalina Juntilla ▪ Reymar Jurado ▪ Don Grafil Moran ▪ Geller Nabong ▪ Nyza Moe Neri ▪ Aleza Nevarez ▪ Rouel T. Sanchez ▪ Celina Sta. Ana ▪ Louise Sarmiento

- Gallery Support Team: Nestorio Capino, Jr. ▪ Robert Gotinga ▪ Jamar Juan ▪ Reynaldo Lisondra ▪ Jayson Lopez ▪ Wilfredo Manalang ▪ Janus Menguito ▪ Julius Menguito ▪ Generoso Olaco ▪ Myla Oribiana ▪ Manuel Sintos

- Foreword by Jaime L. Ponce de León

- Message from Joselito Campos Jr., Chairman, Board of Trustees, Metropolitan Museum of Manila

- Featuring articles by

Lisa Guerrero Nakpil ▪ Augusto Marcelino Reyes Gonzalez III ▪ Floy Quintos
- Featuring art from

Lee Aguinaldo ▪ Luke Alarcon ▪ Augusto Albor ▪ Fernando Amorsolo ▪ Ang Kiukok ▪ Charles W. Andrews ▪ Angelito Antonio ▪ Justiniano Asuncion ▪ Tam Austria ▪ Max Balatbat ▪ Manuel Baldemor ▪ Andres Barrioquinto ▪ Norma Belleza ▪ Rosario Bitanga ▪ Remy Boquiren ▪ Elmer Borlongan ▪ Carmen Brias ▪ Annie Cabigting (with Paul Gauguin) ▪ Benedicto “Bencab” Cabrera ▪ Michael Cacnio ▪ Norberto “Lito” Carating ▪ Eduardo Castrillo ▪ Charlie Co ▪ Daniel de la Cruz ▪ Jigger Cruz ▪ Marina Cruz ▪ Ronson Culibrina ▪ Alfredo Esquillo Jr. ▪ Romulo Galicano ▪ Mark Andy Garcia ▪ Emmanuel Garibay ▪ Jaime de Guzman ▪ Félix Resurrección Hidalgo ▪ Abdulmari Imao ▪ Iyan de Jesus ▪ Jose Joya ▪ Mark Justiniani ▪ Raul Lebajo ▪ Cesar Legaspi ▪ Lao Lianben ▪ Juan Luna ▪ Arturo Luz ▪ Carlo Magno ▪ Anita Magsaysay-Ho ▪ Vicente Manansala ▪ Kenneth Montegrande ▪ Raffy Napay ▪ Elaine Navas ▪ Justin Nuyda ▪ Hernando R. Ocampo ▪ Romulo Olazo ▪ Ramon Orlina ▪ Alfonso Ossorio ▪ Le Pho ▪ Norberto Roldan ▪ Mauro “Malang” Santos ▪ Juvenal Sanso ▪ Soler Santos ▪ Steve Santos ▪ Romeo Tabuena ▪ Rodel Tapaya ▪ Juanito Torres ▪ Brian Uhing ▪ Lydia Velasco & Caloy Gabuco ▪ Olan Ventura ▪ Ronald Ventura ▪ Macario Vitalis ▪ Denise Weldon ▪ Betsy Westendorp ▪ Orley Ypon ▪ Phyllis Zaballero ▪ Oscar Zalameda ▪ Fernando Zobel

- Archived in the Polaris collection

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THE ASIAN CULTURAL COUNCIL AUCTION

León Gallery (2021) - GM1
 

- Companion catalog to an auction presented by León Gallery, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines on March 5, 2022. 

- Jaime L. Ponce de León, Director
- Lisa Guerrero Nakpil, Curator

- Consultants: Augusto M.R. Gonzalez III ▪ Floy Quintos ▪ Martin I. Tinio ▪ Ramon N. Villegas

- Writers: Jed Nathan Daya ▪ Miguel Monahan ▪ Adrian Maranan

- Layout: Patricia Louisse E. Dato

- Graphic Arts : Aldrene Harold Carillo ▪ Patricia Louisse E. Dato ▪ El Wynn S. Magbanua ▪ Caryl Mirzi B. Montilla

- Management and Inventory: Jane Daria ▪ Richelle Custodio ▪ Reneliza de Taza ▪ Magdalina Juntilla ▪ Reymar Jurado ▪ Dan Grafil Moran ▪ Geller Nabong ▪ Nyza Moe Neri ▪ Aleza Nevarez ▪ Rouel T. Sanchez ▪ Celina Sta. Ana ▪ Louise Sarmiento

- Gallery Support Team: Nestorio Capino, Jr. ▪ Robert Gotinga ▪ Jayson Lopez ▪ Wilfredo Manalang ▪ Janus Menguito ▪ Julius Menguito ▪ Generoso Olaco ▪ Myla Oribiana ▪ Manuel Sintos

- Featuring articles by

Lisa Guerrero Nakpil ▪ Augusto Marcelino Reyes Gonzalez III ▪ Floy Quintos ▪ Pao Vergara ▪ Anya Nicola Isabel Zulueta

- Foreword by Jaime L. Ponce de León

- Message from Ernest L. Escaler, Chairman, Asian Cultural Council Philippines Foundation Inc.
- Articles by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil ▪ Aigisto Marcelino Reyes Gonzalez III ▪ Michael Charleston “Xiao” Chua ▪ Floy Quintos ▪ Ramon N. Villegas

- Featuring art from

Pacita Abad ▪ Napoleon Abueva ▪ David Adjaye ▪ Affandi ▪ Lee Aguinaldo ▪ Ambie Abaño ▪ Augusto Albor ▪ Federico Aguilar Alcuaz ▪ Fernando Amorsolo ▪ Ang Kiukok ▪ Angelito Antonio ▪ Marcel Antonio ▪ Tam Austria ▪ Fred Baldemor ▪ Manuel Baldemor ▪ Gabriel Barredo ▪ Andres Barrioquinto ▪ Welbart Bartolome ▪ Norma Belleza ▪ Rosario “Charito” Bitanga ▪ Elmer Borlongan ▪ Benedicto “Bencab” Cabrera ▪ Annie Cabigting ▪ Michael Cacnio ▪ Campana Brothers ▪ Alfredo Carmelo ▪ Dominador Castaneda ▪ Anton del Castillo ▪ Roberto Chabet ▪ Florencio B. Concepcion ▪ Jigger Cruz ▪ Noel Soler Cuizon ▪ Ronson Culibrina ▪ Gabriel Custodio ▪ Antipas Delotavo ▪ Victorio Edades ▪ Kiko Escora ▪ Alfredo Esquillo Jr. ▪ Dex Fernandez ▪ Romulo Galicano ▪ Mark Andy Garcia ▪ Emmanuel Garibay ▪ Félix Resurrección Hidalgo ▪ Prudencio Lamarroza ▪ Antonio Leaño  ▪ Jojo Legaspi ▪ Juan Luna ▪ Arturo Luz ▪ Jon Jaylo ▪ Jose Joya ▪ Yayoi Kusama ▪ Cesar Legaspi ▪ Diosdado Lorenzo ▪ Nikki Luna ▪ Arturo Luz ▪ Anita Magsaysay-Ho ▪ Vicente Manansala ▪ Félix Martínez y Lorenzo ▪ Eugenio Merino ▪  Jerry Elizalde Navarro ▪ Hernando R. Ocampo ▪ Romulo Olazo ▪ Kim Oliveros ▪ Onib Olmedo ▪ Ramon Orlina ▪ Bernardo Pacquing ▪ Mario Parial ▪ Eufemio Rasco IV ▪ Fabian de la Rosa ▪ Ibarra de la Rosa ▪ Carlos Saavedra ▪ Nena Saguil ▪ Don Salubayba ▪ Juvenal Sanso ▪ Pablo Baens Santos ▪ Mauro “Malang” Santos ▪ Yasmin Sison ▪ Romeo Tabuena ▪ Rodel Tapaya ▪ Leo Valledor ▪ Lydia Velasco ▪ Ronald Ventura ▪ Betsy Westendorp ▪ Oscar Zalameda ▪ Hugo Yonzon Jr. ▪ Fernando Zobel

- Archived in the Polaris collection

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'DI PASISIIL

León Gallery (2022) - GM1
 

- Companion catalog to an exhibition of the works of Ram Mallari and Megs Empinado by León Gallery, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines on February 2-13, 2022 

- Jaime L. Ponce de León, Director
- Lisa Guerrero Nakpil, Curator

- Catalog Designer & Art Director: Felix Mago Miguel
- Photography: Ian Santos
- Management and Inventory: Richelle Custodio ▪ Jane Daria ▪ Reneliza de Taza ▪ Magdalina Juntilla ▪ Reymar Jurado ▪ Don Grafil Moran ▪ Geller Nabong ▪ Aleza Nevarez ▪ Nyza Moe Neri Roldan ▪ Louise Sarmiento ▪ Celina Sta. Ana

- Writers: Jed Nathan Daya ▪ Adrian Maranan

- Graphic Arts: Aldrene Harold Carillo ▪ Patricia Louisse E. Dato ▪ El Wynn S. Magbanua ▪ Caryl Mirzi B. Montilla

- Logistics: Nestorio Capino, Jr. ▪ Robert Gotinga ▪ Reynaldo Lisondra ▪ Jayson Lopez ▪ Laurence Lopez // Renato de Taza ▪ Janus Menguito ▪ Julius Menguito ▪ Generoso Olaco ▪ Myla Oribiana ▪ Manuel Sintos

- Foreword by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil
- Featuring art by
Mario “Ram” Mallari ▪ Megs Empinado

- Archived in the Polaris collection

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THE ARGO COLLECTION

ARGO Media (2022) - PM1, IM1, GM1

- Curated by Romana Go for the ARGO collection

- Cover art by Ronnie Lim
- With poetry and an introduction by Romana Go
- Featuring art by

Lavina Marie Verdolaga Flores Mark Santos Rovi Salegumba Ramon Orlina Valerie  Chua Gromyko Semper Manuel Baldemor Almaz Kudaibergenov (Kırgızstan Sürötçüsü) ▪ Mauro 'Malang' Santos Dan Macapugay Michael Cacnio Benjamin 'Bencab' Cabrera Tish Alcantara Ronnie Lim Alfred Galura Jun Tiongco Jay Pee Portez Norman

- Selected works archived in the Peregrine and Nova collections. All works in the ARGO Collection archived in the Polaris collection

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KENNETH FLYNN

Forest Woods Media (2021) - GM1

- A catalogue and presentation of sculptural works by preeminent American sculptor Ken Flynn (1930-2013), highlighting his professional progression, through samples of his many works, throughout a 45-year career in art
- Including an introduction, text commentary, and poetry by Grace Cavalieri
- Photographs by Dan Murano

- Book design by David Skolkin 
- Dedicated to Ken Flynn's children Cynthia Ann, Colleen Patricia, Shelley Anne, Angela Beth; grandchildren: Rachel, Elizabeth, Sean, Joe; great grandchild: Dylan; and family: Claire, Grace Anne, Philip
- Archived in the Polaris collection

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LIKHA - MGA OBRA MAESTRA NI ROSARIO BITANGA

León Gallery x DF Art Agency (2022) - GM1

- Catalog collecting the works from the solo exhibition LIKHA by Rosario Bitanga, presented by León Gallery, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines on September 27 to October 11, 2022

- Thanks and appreciation to Jaime Ponce De León of León Gallery, Derek Flores of DF Art Agency, and Romana Go of ARGO Media for their support.
- Catalog design by ARGO Media and published by Polaris Editions
- Through a career spanning 70 years, Bitanga has become an icon of Philippine art. As a painter, sculptor, and printmaker, she was the Philippines’ premier female abstract artist, and still remains one of its pre-eminent practitioners. As an educator, she has inspired the next generation as Dean of the Institute of Fine Arts and Design of the Philippine Women's University, and as a Consultant in Sculpture at the School of Fine Arts, University of Santo Tomas.

- Her paintings range from miniature expressionistic landscapes, still life compositions, and life studies to mural-sized abstracts depicting arrested motion and light in a form of neo-Cubist Futurism that crosses artistic movements. Her sculptures move from compact bronzes of the human figure to massive installations of tesseracts and polyhedrons. Her works are in public and private collections the world over, including the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Australia, the Vatican, Italy, Canada and the United States.

- Bitanga is one of the first woman artists with works to be archived on the Moon – and the single artist with the most artworks to be represented on the lunar surface.

- The full catalogue is only available in a lunar edition for the Polaris collectionA virtual catalogue raisonné of Bitanga's lifetime of work is in the Peregrine, Nova, and Polaris collections of the Lunar Codex.