Salcedo Auctions, the country’s premier auction house, launched Gavel & Block, which introduced the auction platform to a contemporary audience through current and accessible quarterly themed sales dedicated to art, design, and the world of valuable collectibles.
For its debut, Gavel & Block by Salcedo Auctions hosted the first sale entitled “Editions” 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, which sprang from a shared interest in enriching the local cultural scene through a one-of-a-kind weekend that enlivens gustatory and aesthetic sensibilities, brought 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,” said 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 interest can come together and celebrate their passions,” said the partners of The Gourmand Market— Trish Panlilio, Dara David-Roa, and Dong Ronquillo.
Green Sun’s Kevin Lim Tan noted that situating the event in a modern, design-focused space such as The Axon fits into their company’s vision for the space. He said, “Green Sun was built to be the launch pad for creativity – and it is our mission to promote the arts and enrich culture.”
The Gourmand Market, Manila’s leading premium food market, offered a curated spread of fine food products, exciting local flavors and inventive plates to indulge even the most discriminating palates.
Editions, the debut auction of Gavel & Block by Salcedo Auctions was dedicated to the fine art of multiple originals and offered 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.
Held at The Axon, Green Sun recently, a printmaking demonstration was also held.
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