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PRIVATE COLLECTIONS: THE LIVES AND ART COLLECTIONS OF THIRTY 
FILIPINO ART COLLECTORS

October 2009 -- Private Collections is a book about private art collecting and collectors in the Philippines published in 2009. It tells the passions and visions of thirty Filipino collectors and follows their tastes in art - whether in the masters or the contemporary.

Written and designed for a general readership, each of the thirty collectors is devoted ten to fourteen pages and contains representative examples of their art collections. Distinguished patrons of the arts and private art collectors covered in this book include George Ty, Hans Sy, David Consunji, Washington SyCip, Joey de Leon, Charlie Cojuangco, Julius Babao, Mikee Romero, Napoleon Abueva and leading businessmen and professionals in the Philippines including Sonny Dominguez, Arsenio Tanco, Jose Maria Esteban, Eddie Chua, Cesar Duque, Manny Zialcita, Saul Hofileña, Ramon Cardenas, Louie Ojeda, Joven Santiago, Gilbert Santos, Joel Jimenez, Manolet Salak III, Wilmer Hontiveros, Joel Butuyan, Alexander Tan, Norman Crisologo, Mark Villar, Patrick Reyno and two other noted female collectors, Ester Gabaldon and Evelyn Dy.

This book also offers fine examples of paintings and sculptures of Filipino masters – Juan Luna, Felix Resurrecion Hidalgo, Fabian de la Rosa, Fernando Amorsolo, Victorio Edades, Guillermo Tolentino, Botong Francisco, Vicente Manansala, Hernando Ocampo, Napoleon Abueva, Cesar Legaspi, Jose Joya, Ang Kiukok, Jeremias Elizalde Navarro, Abdulmari Imao,BenCAb, Federico Aguilar Alcuaz and those of established painters including Anita Magsaysay-Ho, Fernando Zobel, Juvenal Sanso, Mauro Malang Santos, Onib Olmedo, Danny Dalena, Ramon Orlina, Pacita Abad, Romeo Tabuena, Norma Belleza, and a host of artists who have contributed in making the Philippine art scene dynamic and connected. Contemporary and emerging artists who have made names internationally such as Manuel Ocampo, Mark Justiniani, Manny Garibay, Elmer Borlongan, Ronald Ventura, Marcel Antonio, Geraldine Javier, Jose John Santos III, Alfredo Esquillo, Jr., etc. are also represented.

In alphabetical order, a complete list of the artists covered include Martino Abellana, Lanelle Abueva-Fernando, Mulawin Abueva, Luisito Ac-ac, Lee Aguinaldo, Leonard Aguinaldo, Gus Albor, Juan Alcazaren, Hermes Alegre, Nunelucio Alvarado, Pablo Amorsolo, Pedro Amorsolo, Angelito Antonio, Corazon Aquino, Ross Arcilla, Juan Arellano, Ral Arrogante, Dennis Ascalon, Virgilio Aviado, Antonio Austria, Fred Baldemor, Manuel Baldemor, Gabriel Barredo, Andres Barrioquinto, Will Bartolome, Jeho Bitancor, Jose Blanco, Plet Bolipata, Lawrence Borsoto, Santiago Bose, Teodoro Buenaventura, Cesar Buenaventura, Annie Cabigting, Salvador Cabrera, Benedicto Cabrera, Angel Cacnio, Ferdinand Cacnio, Michael Cacnio, Inday Cadapan, Froilan Calayag, Dominador Castañeda, Eduardo Castrillo, Domingo Celis, Roberto Chabet, Lina Llaguno Ciani, Charlie Co, Tomas Concepcion, Tala Isla Contreras, Daniel Coquilla, Luisito Cordero, Emilio Aguilar Cruz, Marina Cruz, Melvin Culaba, Rene Cuvos, Igan D’ Bayan, Araceli Dans, Leslie de Chavez, Mario de Rivera, Oscar de Zalameda, Edward Defensor, Kawayan de Guia,  Jaime de Guzman, Daniel de la Cruz, Antipas Delotavo Jr., Farley del Rosario, Norman Dreo, Rock Drilon, Victorio Edades, Imelda Cajipe-Endaya, Francesca Enriquez, Kiko Escora, Isaac Eustaquio, Brenda Fajardo, Edgar Talusan Fernandez, Simon Flores, Karen Flores, Romeo Forbes, Carlo Gabuco, Romulo Galicano, Lyra Abueg Garcellano, Mark Andy Garcia, Nona Garcia, Ofelia Gelvezon-Tequi, Dennis Mallares Gonzales, Guerrero Habulan, Toribio Herrera, Jose Ibay, Joven Ignacio, Abdul Imao, Raul Isidro, Jon Jaylo, Pete Jimenez, Winner Jumalon, Jose Joya, Prudencio Lamarroza, Robert Langenegger, Edgardo Lantin, Lao Lianben, Raul Lebajo, Jojo Legaspi, Alfredo Liongoren, Julie Lluch, Diosdado Lorenzo, Antonio Mahilum, Jocelyn Mallari, Neil Manalo, Joven Mansit, Nonoy Marcelo, David Medalla, Sofronio Mendoza, Katrina Miranda, Ferdinand Montemayor, Jason Montinola, Jason Jacobe Moss, Galo Ocampo, Patricio Gaston O’Farrell, Romulo Olazo, Jonathan Olazo, Jayson Oliveria, Jim Orencio, Alfonso Ossorio, Rafael Pacheco, Bernardo Pacquing, Leon Pacunayen, Vincent Paul Padilla, Lynrd Paras, Mario Parial, Jose Pereira, Imelda Pilapil, Jorge Pineda, Ricarte Puruganan, Ian Quirante, Antonio Raymundo, Vicente Reyes, Cenon Rivera, Vicente Rivera y Mir, Renato Rocha, Manuel Rodriguez Sr., Manuel Rodriguez Jr., Norberto Roldan, Elmer Roslin, Jose Tence Ruiz, Nena Saguil, Ephraim Samson, Jerson Samson, Jose Zabala Santos, Solomon Saprid, Federico Sievert, Yasmin Sison, Christian Tamondong, CJ Tañedo, Maria Taniguchi, Rodel Garcia Tapaya, Norberto Tarroza, Ting Ping Lay, Juanito Torres, Rommel Wire Tuazon, Clairelynn Uy, Roma Valles, Lydia Velasco, Rolando Ventura, Crispin Villanueva, Alvin Villaruel, Nestor Vinluan, Macario Vitalis, Pamela Yan, Miguel Zaragoza and Costantino Zicarelli.

Private Collections is published by Artes de las Filipinas. The first edition is limited to 1,000 copies and is accompanied with an interactive CD-ROM. Also, a unique feature of this book is the six different covers that it presents to readers -- conveying the theme of privacy, collectors and collecting. Hardback, 286 mm. x 287 mm, 364 pages, 1,111 color illustrations, printed and bound in Hong Kong. Advance copies are now available for purchase in our on-line store.