Philippines’ original Pop Diva Kuh Ledesma has decided to auction off some of the most prized artworks from her personal collection to help friends and fellow artists.
The veteran singer and icon posted a video on her social media on July 24, 2020, announcing her latest fundraising project. Ledesma decided to let go of some pieces from her personal collection because, according to her, 12 (Read: Celebrities Express Concern for ABS-CBN Workers Set to Lose Jobs)
“I have so many things I bought from the past and would like to let go of them now to support the 30 families that I am helping during this pandemic, and also [the] musicians na walang trabaho for the longest time, friends sa mga press that [sic] have helped me and have helped all of us musicians and artists to put out our shows,” she explained. (Read: Catriona Gray Is the New Ambassador for Indigenous Handicrafts)
Ledesma already posted some of the artworks that will be part of the fundraising on her Instagram and Facebook. The veteran singer also took her time to share and explain the stories behind the artworks. Take a look!
According to Kuh Ledesma, this is the first-ever painting that she bought when she was starting her career as a singer. She had this masterpiece when a lady paid a visit to their house and offered it to her. The Watercolor painting is by F. Castillo. (Read: Remembering Ben-Hur Villanueva: A Great Sculptor, Painter, and Educator)
“I love it because it’s very Filipino. It reminds me of home. It reminds me of our country.” Ledesma said “So I’m letting this go and I hope it goes to somebody who will also love it,” she added.
The other artworks up for auction from Ledesma’s collection are from Roberto Robles’ installation art boxes. The singer also revealed that she wrote a poem for his husband behind one of the boxes. Here’s what she wrote:
You always wanted to be a soldier in uniform
I just wanted you in plain clothes.
I’m just one of those
who want to put soldiers in a box
and keep them there.
I thought that if there were no soldiers
There wouldn’t be wars
Nothing to die for
Only to live for.
Coz you don’t have to go to war
To fight a war
Wars exist every day
In our hearts and others.
The war to win is in you and me.
Such prized artworks, indeed!