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World Book Day 2015 with Art-books of National Artist BenCab


April 23 is ‪#‎WorldBookDay‬! We are thrilled to exhibit the art-books of National Artist ‪#‎BenCab‬!

Never before exhibited, about 15 art-books of BenCab are made available to the public. These small scrapbook-like compilations of collages (clippings and cut-outs), drawings and sketches interspersed with his handwriting; prominently feature his love for handmade paper, the art of bookbinding and even nostalgia. A diaristic presentation of his aesthetic, letters, mementos and other keepsakes also find their way into the pages.

Other hand-crafted books show the early studies and iterations of some of his most important series of works: “Sabel”, “Larawan” and Japanese Women (ukiyo-e).

National Artist BenCab (Benedicto Cabrera) celebrates fifty years of his art practice with a series of multi-sited exhibitions and events. As a fitting kick off, the first exhibition will be held at the Lopez Museum and Library and will be on view from April 23 to July 4, 2015.

For more information, call Tina at 6312417 or email Lopez Museum and Library is at the G/F Benpres Bldg., Meralco cor. Exchange Rd., Ortigas Center, Pasig City. Museum and library hours are 8 – 5pm Mondays through Saturdays except Sundays and holidays.

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Photo grab from BenCab 50 Creative Years | His Most Personal and Never-Before-Seen Art Pieces at Lopez Museum’s Last Exhibition