Armwrestling paint sold for 318 000 USD.
The painting was created and signed by Vicente Silva Manansala in 1948.
Vicente Silva Manansala (January 22, 1910 – August 22, 1981) was a Filipino cubist painter and illustrator.
The present painting ArmWrestling is Manansala’s observation of the local social life of the Filipinos. The work illustrates two men who are competing against each other in an armwrestling match. Rather than showing a picturesque or traditional representation of rural existence, Manansala chooses to paint this particular scene. Manansala may be implying that although we share different traditions, ultimately we are all the same at the end of the day.