Ateneo to purchase controversial painting for display at SOH


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The Ateneo De Manila University is all set to buy the latest painting from controversial Dada artist JC Mendoza. The painting, worth half a million pesos, was purchased by the school to be displayed at the University’s new art building Arete. This comes amid rumors that the painting would never sell, partly because of its controversial nature, but mostly because of its simplicity and its “frivolously expensive” price tag.

The painting, entitled “The Mind of Kris Aquino” was bought for the sum of five hundred thousand pesos at a silent auction in the University of the Philippines. Made by famed Dada painter JC Mendoza, a graduate of the school, the Mind of Kris Aquino is simply a blank canvas, framed with an ornate, but tacky, frame.

stolen from “The Mind of Kris Aquino” before framing

The painting was bought by the school’s representative, Dr. Harvey Bonifacio, who said that the purchase…

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