Former Vice President Leni Robredo has been entrusted with the original Sarimanok painting of National Artist Abdulmari Imao.
It was one of Imao’s last works.
In a Facebook post, Robredo said Imao’s son Toym Leon Imao informed her that the family wants the painting to be with her because of the legend behind it.
It tells the story of the love between the heavenly prince and the earthly princess, which Toym said reminded them of Robredo and her late husband Jesse.
She also noted that coincidentally, the Sarimanok is pink and have between them three offsprings.
The Imao family will also be producing a limited number of giclee prints in size 19×24, and the proceeds will be donated to Angat Buhay’s Arts and Culture Program.
Robredo said the first 10 prints made available have been sold out. All the prints are numbered and come with a Certificate of Authenticity, she said.
She thanked the Imao family for their trust and generosity.
She feels honored!
“So honored to be entrusted with this original Sarimanok painting, one of the last works of National Artist Abdulmari Imao before he died in 2014. His son, Toym Leon Imao, said the family wants to entrust this to us because the legend behind this painting is the story of the love between the heavenly prince and the earthly princess, which he said reminded them of Jesse and myself. Coincidentally, the Sarimanok here is pink and they have between them, 3 offsprings.
The Imao family is producing a limited number of giclee prints in size 14×19. The entire proceeds of the sales will be donated to the Arts and Culture Program of Angat Buhay. The first 10 prints made available this morning have immediately been sold out. All the prints are numbered and come with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Thank you very much to the Imao Family for the trust and generosity,” Robredo posted.