Today and Tomorrow: A Selection From The Charlie Cojuangco Collection

Antipas Delotavo, "Sandaan Taon, Panels 1 to 5"

What a great way for the art scene to start the year!  Charlie Cojuangco hangs selected pieces from his art collection. As far as I know, this marks the first time his paintings have been shown publicly.   The show also serves as the formal opening of his space, Nova Gallery.  Charlie has been actively collecting art from the mid-1990s.  The works on view reflect his partiality towards figurative paintings, most of them by  noted socio-realists.

Nona Garcia, "See Saw"

Biboy Delotavo’s stunning obra maestra of five panels, Sandaan Taon, and Nona Garcia’s 2000 ASEAN Art Awards Grand Prize winner See Saw would rank among the most important pieces on display.  Although with significant works by Santi Bose, Kawayan de Guia, Peewee Roldan, Bogie Ruiz, Alfredo Esquillo Jr.,  and Charlie Co, its pretty tough choosing a favorite.  Well if pressed to take one home (ha!), I’d make a beeline for Peewee’s Rituals of Invasion and Resistance. I like this even better than his pieces in the Singapore Art Museum’s collection.

Santiago Bose, "Pusong Malinis"

Thank you Charlie for opening up your collection for art lovers to appreciate and enjoy.  What a treat!

Norberto Roldan, "Rituals of Invasion and Resistance"

Today and Tomorrow, A selection of works from the Carlos Oppen Cojuangco Collection runs from 8 to 25 January 2010 at the Nova Gallery, Warehouse 10A, La Fuerza Compound, 2241 Chino Roces Ave., Makati City.  Phone (632)392-7797 or email at

Kawayan de Guia, "Shoot and Frame" and "Room #3 Santi Bose"

Jose Tence Ruiz, Almusal

Charlie Co and Illac Diaz with Charlie's piece "Economic Halloween"

Alfredo Esquillo Jr., "Ang Bagong Herusalem"

Nunelucio Alvarado, "Padayon Utod"

Dennis Gonzales, "Swallow"

Edgar Tulusan Fernadez, "Dito Sa Lupa"

Melvin Culaba, "Bahay Ni Grandpa"

Neil Doloricon, "The Spoils Belong To The Victors IV"

Norman Dreo, "Lipunan Teknolohiya"


3 Responses to Today and Tomorrow: A Selection From The Charlie Cojuangco Collection

  1. Hans says:

    Thanks for the video post. I can’t believe I missed this exhibit. This is the best collection I have seen so far. Really major works collected through the years. Love the Delotavo (the only commissioned work?), Nona (Of course. I wonder how Mr. Cojuancgco got that!), Raul Lebajo (“Asian Dream”, his contribution for the 1998 Asian International Art Exhibition, a year after the Asian Financial Crisis), Norman Dreo (his winning piece), Doloricon, my old favorites (Nune & Charlie) and even the Tence (despite the small size). Sana may drawing version for sale yung kay A.D.

  2. manilaartblogger says:

    Thank you for your information. I did not realize that this piece was Dreo’s winning piece!

  3. Hans says:

    Sorry, there was supposed to be a question mark there. I was asking if that was his winning piece…although I think it is.

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