Last November 23, Sun Life Philippines announced its partnership with Salcedo Auctions to raise funds for the benefit of the recent typhoon victims through a special view of “Betsy Westendorp’s Limited Edition Giclee on Canvas Collection” on the Salcedo Private View the gallery arm of the auction house.
It will run today until November 28 for select Sun Life clients and it will be open for a public access on its last day. During the preview, guests will be able to purchase the featured works of Betsy at a special rate and a chance to interact with the artist herself to ask questions about her masterpieces.
All of the Limited Edition Giclee of Betsy Westendorp are officially signed, thumb printed and comes with a certificate of authenticity as well.
You can view the exhibit thru this link: https://bit.ly/Westendorp_VirtualGallery
Betsy Westendorp: A Dynamic Force in the Industry
Isabelle Maria Westendorp or Betsy started painting at a very young age by creating portraits of her family. This passion paved the way for her fame as she connected with influential personalities. At the age of 21, she moved to the Philippines after marrying her husband Antonio ‘Tony’ Brias. In one of her trips to Spain, she was invited by then Philippine Ambassador to Spain to represent the Philippines during the Filipino Week of the Instituto de Cultura Hispanica in Madrid, where she wowed the crowd. One milestone of her career as an artist is when Don Juan Carlos, then King of Spain, commissioned her to paint his son, Don Felipe. She also received the Presidential Medal of Merit from then Ambassador to Spain.
Betsy Westendorp de Brias’s paintings has been offered at auction multiple times, with realized prices ranging from $681 USD to $195,202 USD depending on the size and medium of the artwork.
What is a Giclée?
Adopted by printmaker, Jack Duganne in the 90’s. A Giclée is a French term meaning “to spray”, referring to how an inkjet printer works and how giclee prints are usually produced. By using these large format inkjet printer the application produces a small spraying devices that can both match color and apply ink precisely, giving artists a high-quality print of their original art. Not all inkjet printers produce giclee prints. It all boils down to these four elements: resolution, ink, paper, and printer type.
The question in your mind would be: “Is it Giclée prints have value?” Well the answer is yes. Giclée prints can actually increase the value of an original and because of the high quality it produced, these prints can often increase in value over time. It’s especially true if the artist is well-known and they are a limited-edition print.
Virtual online launch photo op with Betsy Westendorp, Carmen Brias, Sunlife Philippines Executives and Salcedo Auction Executives.
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