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Sunday, November 18, 2012

The Life and Art of Lee Aguinaldo: Winner at the National Book Awards!

The Life and Art of Lee Aguinaldo, written by Victoria (Boots) Herrera, myself, Cid Reyes and Rod Paras-Perez, was awarded the National Book Award, Alfonso Ongpin Prize (art category), at the awarding ceremonies at the National Museum yesterday, 17 November 2012.

The book was published by Vibal Foundation and the Ateneo Art Gallery in 2011. Many thanks goes to the staff of Vibal Foundation, the Ateneo Art Gallery (Richie Lerma, Yael Buencamino, Joel de Leon, Ian Carlo Jaucian and Thea Garing), photographer Cocoy Lumbao, those whom we interviewed and helped contribute to the book, particularly Pandy Aviado, Wig Tysmans, Roberto Chabet, Eric Torres and most especially, the family of Lee Aguinaldo: Melba Arribas (Lee's partner) and his sons Leo and Danny.

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