OPM icon Kuh Ledesma auctions art to benefit families affected by COVID-19

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Kuh Ledesma art collections
Kuh Ledesma in her recently launched KUHlection fundraiser. Photo from KUHlection’s FB page.

Original Pilipino Music (OPM) icon Kuh Ledesma is auctioning her art collection to benefit families and music industry workers whose livelihoods have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The veteran singer of OPM classics “Till I Met You”, “Paano Kita Mapasasalamatan”, and “I Think I’m In Love” started her benefit auction called “KUHlection” on July 24, 2020, where she put up for bids the artworks by various artists that she bought personally.

The Philippines’ “Original Pop Diva” went on social media to announce the auction and said that the proceeds will go to 30 families she has been helping during the pandemic, musicians who lost their gigs, and friends in the press.

“I have too many collected things and it’s time to let go of a lot of them now because things like these are not as important as helping other people in a time of crisis,” said Ledesma in her Facebook video post.

The Pop Diva started off her auction with two Roberto Robles installation art boxes in which one of them includes a poem she made for her husband.

“One of them has a poem that I wrote to my husband Louie because the box is about soldiers and he was into soldiers and war things. This means a lot to me for the sake of my friends who I want to help,” said Ledesma.

Soldiers

SOLDIERS Box with Poetry
19” x 25” x 3”
STARTING BID: Php 60,000

SOLDIERS Box without Poetry
19” x 25” x 3”
STARTING BID: Php 40,000

Another item for auction is the painting made by F. Castillo called “BANGA” – the first-ever painting that she bought during the start of her career as a singer.

“I love it because it’s very Filipino. It reminds me of home. It reminds me of our country. So I’m letting this go and I hope it goes to somebody who will also love it,” described by the singer.

Banga

BANGA
Water Color
14 x 19
STARTING BID Php 30,000

To know more about Kuh Ledesma’s online auction, CHECK IT OUT here.

More stories of good deeds in this time of public health emergency include the For Our Farmers MYCO PH group’s Bayanihan Project that feeds hungry farmers, Rural Rising PH’s project Crate Hope that is feeding displaced jeepney drivers, and Everyday Heroes whose deeds were honored in the Good Light Message of Hope campaign.

WATCH this KUHLection video and SEND CHEERS in the comments below to OPM singer Kuh Ledesma for auctioning her beloved art collections to help families and music industry workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Alyssa Leyda-Aldemo
Alyssa Leyda-Aldemo was a contributor in the News Letter of her former agency and is currently a content writer on her church's website and social media platform. She is now a full-time housewife who wants to re-ignite her passion for writing.