Private Collections is a book about private art collecting and collectors in the Philippines published in 2009. It tells the passions and visions of thirty Filipino collectors and follows their tastes in art – whether in the masters or the contemporary.
Written and designed for a general readership, each of the thirty collectors is devoted ten to fourteen pages and contains representative examples of their art collections. Distinguished patrons of the arts and private art collectors covered in this book include George Ty, Hans Sy, David Consunji, Washington SyCip, Joey de Leon, Charlie Cojuangco, Julius Babao, Mikee Romero, Napoleon Abueva and leading businessmen and professionals in the Philippines including Sonny Dominguez, Arsenio Tanco, Jose Maria Esteban, Eddie Chua, Cesar Duque, Manny Zialcita, Saul HofileÃ±a, Ramon Cardenas, Louie Ojeda, Joven Santiago, Gilbert Santos, Joel Jimenez, Manolet Salak III, Wilmer Hontiveros, Joel Butuyan, Alexander Tan, Norman Crisologo, Mark Villar, Patrick Reyno and two other noted female collectors, Ester Gabaldon and Evelyn Dy.
Private Collections is published by Artes de las Filipinas. The first edition is limited to 1,000 copies and is accompanied with an interactive CD-ROM. Also, a unique feature of the bookâ€™s first edition is the six different covers that it presents to readers, conveying the theme of privacy, collectors and collecting. Hardback, 286 mm. x 287 mm, 364 pages, 1,111 color illustrations, printed and bound in Hong Kong. Advance copies are now available at www.artesdelasfilipinas.com. The book is also available for advance purchase in Amazon.com