By Jacque De Borja, Preview PH
The real estate developer’s home in Manila now houses a museum of his own portraits.
Real estate developer, Robbie Antonio of Century Properties, was featured in Vanity Fair U.S.‘s July 2013 issue—for what, you ask?
He revealed that his new home in Manila, designed by renowned architect Rem Koolhas, will feature works of internationally-known artists such as Julian Schnabel, Marilyn Minter, and David Salle among others—and their artwork and portraits of, you guessed it, himself.
There’s apparently no disputing that ’90s babies don’t have a monopoly on the “Me-llenial” bug, as this comes hot on the heels of the recent buzzworthy Time feature on the younger generation. The “selfie” trend has been going on throughout the years (think of the Royals and wealthy families who fill their own homes with portraits of themselves!). Robbie took it a step further and continued the centuries-old practice, while at the same time fueling his love for art; he is, after all, an avid collector.
The article reported that he spent $3 million for a total of 12 portraits, but there’s no stopping there. His goal? A total of 35 portraits.
Till we make our millions, there’s always Instagram!
Photo credit: Vanity Fair, July 2013
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