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Leslie De Chavez

(1978 )
DE CHAVEZ Leslie Crosshair

Sotheby's
Oct 6, 2014
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Leslie De Chavez - Untitled

Leslie De Chavez - Untitled

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Lot number: 159
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Description: Leslie De Chavez (b.1978) The Birth and Rebirth of the Macho Narratives Leslie de Chavez (b. 1978, Pasig, Philippines) is a multimedia artist who graduated cum laude from the University of the Philippines Diliman\’s Fine Arts Program in 1999. In 2014, he was awarded the Fernando Zobel Prize for Visual Art in the Ateneo Art Awards. Through reconstruction and reinvention of narratives, issues, icons and symbols of the times, de Chavez deals with sensitive topics like cultural imperialism, colonial history, contemporary life, politics and religion in his country. He is the director of the artist-run initiative Project Space Pilipinas in Lucban, Quezon, Philippines. His solo exhibitions include Names Presence (2013), Silverlens Gallery, Makati City, Philippines; God Is Busy (2011), Arario Gallery, Korea, Buntong Hininga (2011), Silverlens Gallery, Makati City, Philippines, and Banana Republic (2008), Avanthay Contemporary, Zurich, Switzerland. He also participated in the 3rd Asian Art Biennial at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan in 2011, and the Nanjing Biennale 2010. References: Imago Mundi Art (n.d.). Leslie de Chavez - Stare. Retrieved from ttp://www.imagomundiart.com/artworks/leslie-e-de-chavez-stare/ 2018 oil, decal, gold leaf on canvas 35\” x 39\” (90 cm x 100 cm)
Leslie De Chavez - Abracadabra

Leslie De Chavez - Abracadabra

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Lot number: 232
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Leslie De Chavez

B. 1978

ABRACADABRA

Signed, titled and dated 2007
Oil on canvas
195 by 195 cm; 76 3/4 by 76 3/4 in.
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The work is in good condition overall, as is the canvas, which is clear and taut. There is evidence of light wear and handling around the edges of the work but does not detract from the overall quality of the work. Examination under ultraviolet light shows no sign of restoration. Unframed, on a Stretcher.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Leslie De Chavez - Crosshair

Leslie De Chavez - Crosshair

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Lot number: 230
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Leslie De Chavez

B. 1978

CROSSHAIR

Signed and dated 2008; signed, titled and dated 2008 on the reverse

Oil on canvas

Diameter: 195 cm.; 76 3/4 in.

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Literature

Alice G. Guillermo, Art in Asia Magazine, Mar Apr 2009, No. 10, p. 133

"To describe his art as "social realism" is... to sell it a bit short, considering the denouement of that genre. De Chavez is not a didactic Marxist, arguably more of a humanist. Yet, it's clearly "message art" nonetheless. However, unlike the social realists of a quarter century ago, he presents the image for the interpretation of the viewer, without a fixed (and often heavy-handed) symbolic meaning à la roman à clef. Ironically, this is closer to the original meaning of social realism, which, when it emerged as a reaction to decorative art, romanticism and the celebration of beauty, was more akin to photojournalism than the propoganda it became in the latter years of the 20th century. De Chavez himself says, simply, that his paintings are about the effects of colonization."
Paolo R. Reyes, Rogue Magazine, Don't Be A Stranger, Number 12, July 2008, Manila, p. 18
The work is in overall good condition. The canvas is taut and the paint layers are intact. Minor signs of wear and handling around the edges, but this does not detract from the quality of the painting. Examination under ultraviolet light shows no signs of restoration. Unframed on a stretcher. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Leslie De Chavez - Eclipse

Leslie De Chavez - Eclipse

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Lot number: 535
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LESLIE DE CHAVEZ (Filipino, B. 1978) Eclipse signed 'DE CHAVEZ'; dated '2008' (lower right) oil on canvas 195 x 195 cm. (77 x 77 in.) Painted in 2008
Arario Gallery, Seoul, Korea Private Collection, Singapore
Zurich, Switzerland, Avanthay Contemporary, Banana Republic, 9 October - 25 November 2008.
Leslie De Chavez - The Medium Is The Message

Leslie De Chavez - The Medium Is The Message

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Lot number: 434
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Lot Description

Leslie de Chavez (B. 1978) The Medium is the Message signed and dated 'L DE CHAVEZ 2008' (lower right) oil on canvas 195 cm. (76 3/4 in.) (diameter) Painted in 2008

LESLIE DE CHAVEZ 媒介即信息 油彩 画布 2008年作 签名:L DE CHAVEZ

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Arario Gallery, Seoul, Korea Private Collection, Hong Kong, China

Exhibited

Zurich, Switzerland, Avanthay Contemporary, Banana Republic, 9 October-25 November 2008.
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Young painter Leslie de Chavez has been hailed as an outstanding talent for his visually striking canvases which critique and satirize society, politics or the everyday banal. De Chavez's witty, dry humor takes the form of strongly narrative paintings, which may appear grim or morbid upon first viewing, but humorously unravel to reveal a cast of comical characters, non-sequitur motifs, and an engagingly dissonant blend of objects against circumstances. The Medium is the Message (Lot 434) was initially exhibited in de Chavez's Zurich exhibition, Banana Republic, whose title alone provides keen insight to the artist's concerns and brand of satire. The sociopolitical term 'banana republic' was originally coined by American writer O. Henry to describe the fictional "Republic of Anchuria" his short stories treatise Cabbages and Kings, inspired by his experience in Honduras. In the present-day vernacular, a banana republic means a politically unstable country whose economy is largely dependent on the export of a single limited-resource product, such as bananas. In de Chavez's native Philippines, the severe political unrest for most of the 20th century led to the term being loosely applied on occasion by pundits, despite not entirely fulfilling all the criteria of a true banana republic. The natural humorous turn of the term is not lost on de Chavez in the slightest as, of course, the Philippines is indeed one of the world's largest producer of bananas. Within The Medium is the Message, de Chavez attempts to draw attention toward the human rights inequality and undesirable aspects of his country. The scene appears to take place in a war-torn situation, with a man sitting ankle deep in water interacting with a small child while a photographer hovers behind. A helicopter and ladder can be seen in the background, yet the man seems in no hurry to escape the wasteland. Using metaphors such as fish bones to symbolize a country picked clean, and the basket of bananas, which are cheap produce but indicative of the livelihood of thousands, de Chavez is unsparing in criticizing the present state of affairs. The lurking photographer represents the numerous spectators who gawk at corruption and inequality, yet do nothing to remedy the situation. To the artist, the medium is indeed the message - that one is only as good as one's deeds, and it is the form of how sentiments are translated which truly matters.

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