Oscar Deveza Zalameda
(1930 - 2010)
Oscar Deveza Zalameda was active/lived in Philippines, Mexico. Oscar Zalameda is known for abstract easel painting, murals.
Biography Oscar Deveza Zalameda
The following text was published in ARTSPEAK By Ramon E.S. Lerma | Updated July 25, 2010 - 12:00 am
For Zalameda, 'art should command a high price'
Oscar Zalameda stunned Manila audiences when he mounted an exhibition of 16 paintings at the old Hotel Filipinas along Roxas Boulevard in the 1960s, charging P7,000 then the price of a VW Beetle for each piece. From the onset of his career, Zalameda firmly believed that artists should be amply rewarded. According to his friend, Wilson Tan, Zalameda remarked that "not everyone knows art, so it should command a high price."
That artists were of a different ilk was to be the guiding principle behind a long career that started very promisingly with pieces
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