Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
New York, NY, United States
DoneSat, Sep 10, 2016 11:00 PM GMT
These lots start at $1 and have no reserve as a courtesy so that collectors can determine the true market value on authentic items. As handmade wooden folk sculptures from the Philippines, Takaan carvings are applied in the facture of papier-mache art objects. Naturally, these unique moldings reveal signs of the artistic process, such as knife cuts, cracks, chipping and other tool markings. These marks lend a rustic charm and unique character to each piece. Whether detailing the ridges of a horse’s mane or a fish’s scales, Takaan sculptures will strike you as both traditional and modern. Initially created as a valuable tool in hands-on artmaking, these carvings are now cherished as works of art in themselves.