CESAR BUENAVENTURA, Cockfight with Men
Oil on canvas, 1969
Jack and Ariella Nasser Collection
ZABLAN (sgd.), Street Scene
Oil on canvas, Undated
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Collection
Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) presented the first in-depth exhibition on “Mabini Art”, a genre in Philippine painting that developed in the 1950’s. Identified with artists who set up shops at Mabini Street in Ermita, Manila, the label eventually acquired a derogatory meaning particularly for its highly commercial nature.