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Dyip! Dyip! Dyip!

Petron chairman and CEO--and hardcore car enthusiast--Ramon S. Ang yesterday purchased five jeepney-themed paintings worth a total of P1,325,000 at the opening of Dyip! Dyip! Dyip!, a one-man exhibit by painter Dayong Mendoza at Blue+Gray Gallery in Serendra, Bonifacio Global City.

Ang, who famously collects high-end automobiles (many of them by his favorite Porsche brand), spotted one painting called "Gasolinahan" (pictured above) and immediately bought it for a price of P250,000. He then instructed his assistant to pick four more pieces, the biggest of which was a 65.5" x 47" painting called "Biyaheng Langit" that sold for P320,000.

Mendoza (bottom photo), a Fine Arts graduate of UP Diliman, is the son of Top Gear Philippines columnist Al MendozaDyip! Dyip! Dyip! is his third one-man exhibit--and the first after taking a long 14-year break from the art scene.

Explaining his choice of the Philippine jeepney for this exhibit's theme, Mendoza said: ""Pinoy ka kung nakasakay ka na ng dyip. Ito ay handog ko sa mga kapwa ko Pilipino."

The exhibit runs until March 12.

Photos by Vernon B. Sarne

 

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