The Most Valuable Works at Art Fair Philippines 2019

At times, some galleries stow their most priceless pieces away in their backrooms, usually for safekeeping or to be reserved for serious buyers (if you aren't one already).

But given the foot traffic and size of the annual Art Fair Philippines, galleries presumably bring out the best of the best from their collections. After all, collectors come to the fair in search of rare finds. Often, these works can be bought for a small fortune, somewhere upward of a million pesos.

T&C scoured the fair to find some of the most valuable works on offer this year.

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The mystical, magical moments of Nasser Lubay

AT a young age, Nasser Lubay had gone already to places abroad usually reserved for maturing artists. In 2009 he won the prestigious Celeste International Art Prize. That winning work, titled Rebirth, was exhibited at the Second Animamix Biennial at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Taipei, Taiwan. He was part of the 2010 Ondarte International Artist Residency in Akumal, Mexico. Upon his return to the Philippines after the residency, Nasser was chosen to be one of Jollibee’s Young Ambassadors, cited for his achievements in the arts.

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