Ronald Ventura, BenCab, the Ayalas + more at Art Fair Philippines 2013

Scenes from Art Fair Philippines’ very stellar opening


( At the VIP preview of Art Fair Philippines last Wednesday, February 6, Gabby Barredo's super impressive kinetic sculpture was nabbed by Louis Vuitton for the fashion brand's museum in Berlin, Germany. The thing is though, Gabby Barredo's piece was yet to be priced.

Perhaps that best illustrates how excited the world is for Philippine contemporary art. So the entrance of Art Fair Philippines comes at the right time. On Wednesday art patrons from the world came in droves to the Link Carpark in Makati, and right on time, too-4pm, on the dot!-for the special preview. It was a stellar affair, to say the least. Along with Gabby Barredo, world-renowned artists like Ronald Ventura, Poklong Anading, BenCab, and Manuel Ocampo, to name a few, were rightly celebrated at the fair. Celebrating them were art patrons from politics and fashion as well as business, spearheaded by Jaime and Fernando Zobel de Ayala, who made the rare joint appearance.

But enough of the intro. Check out the photos and pretend you were there.


Art Fair Philippines will be ongoing until February 10. Check out for more details.

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