Jan 28, 2021 - Sale 2556

Sale 2556 - Lot 155

Estimate: $ 300 - $ 400
"Showgirl: 'Yesteryear.'" Costume design for "The Easter Extravaganza," performed at Radio City Music Hall. Mixed media, including ink and colored pencil on paper. 380x365 mm; 15x10 1/2 inches, on 16 3/4x10 3/4-inch sheet. Signed "Eduardo Sicangco" and dated January 9, 1990 at lower left, and signed again within United Scenic Artists union stamp at lower right next to a "3" stenciled in red pencil. Production details written in the artist's hand at lower left. Mounted to board with double window matte.

For more than forty years, Sicangco has enjoyed a varied career designing sets and costumes for theater and film productions, as well as theme parks, cruise ships, and circus performances. He earned his MFA in stage design from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where he studied under the award-winning set designer Oliver Smith. Sicangco worked as a Master Teacher of Design at NYU for eight years, and now teaches at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

The Filipino designer was the subject of a 2009 exhibition entitled "From Inspiration to Illusion" at the Ayala Museum in the Philippines. While he has spent the majority of his professional career abroad, Sicangco draws inspiration from his Filipino roots, stating,"They inform my sensibility and sensitivity as a designer and as an artist." (Sicangco quoted in The Philippine Star, November 9, 2008).