Ang Supremo

Ben-Hur G. Villanueva

1998

DETAILS

ABOUT

This was the winning entry in the 1997 competition held to design a monument dedicated to Andres Bonifacio, founder of the revolutionary movement Katipunan. It was completed and installed in Bonifacio Global City in July 1998, the same year that commemorated the Philippine Centennial.

Made out of welded bronze sheets and brass armature, it is a 3-meter high group sculpture composed of three figures. Andres Bonifacio is depicted tearing apart his cedula, with his itak at his waist, symbolizing the uprising. His posture shows the courage, power, and respect according to him by his fellow Katipuneros. The female figure is Bonifacio’s wife, Gregoria de Jesus, symbolizing the Filipina waving the Philippine flag. The third figure is a Katipunero holding a spear. Together, the three figures represent “KKK”, the symbol of the revolutionary movement.

LOCATION

Rizal Drive
corner 32nd Street

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Projects of Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc.

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