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THE LIFE AND ART OF BOTONG FRANCISCO, Patrick D. Flores, ed.
A veritable folk hero in his hometown Angono and one of the most important Filipino artists, Botong Francisco devoted his life to art. After spend¬ing the 1930s immersed in graphic art and modern¬ism, Botong embarked on large-scale mural painting for which he became renowned.
This lavish art book contains the richest panoply of Botong's masterpieces, whether in large- or small-scale formats. The vast selection of his most important paintings, sketches, and costume designs is beautifully supplemented by vintage photographs, documents, and film stills from over thirty public and private collections. The texts include an illustrated biography and essays by prominent art scholars offering interpreta¬tions of Botong's life and art.