Art world mourns Abueva’s passing away

The art world is mourning the death of National Artist for Sculpture Napoleon C. Abueva who passed away today, Feb. 16, at the National Kidney and Transplant Institute in Quezon City. He was 88. Daughter Amihan Abueva told Inquirer her father died at 5:30 a.m. of pneumonia. "We shall miss him tremendously," said Lay Ann Orlina, wife of sculptor Ramon Orlina. "We are so glad we managed to visit him on his birthday last Jan. 26 while he was in the ICU." Artist and critic Cid Reyes paid tribute to Abueva and called him "the sole Filipino vanguard for modern sculpture." "With his now sad demise," Reyes added, "Abueva has entered immortality, but he leaves behind an incomparable legacy:...Keep on reading: Art world mourns Abueva’s passing away

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