Brazilian art collection is exhibited to the public for the first time

(Madrid, Spain)

It all began with Cândido Portinari’s “Índia Carajá”. The painting was the first artwork to be bought by Brazilian businessman Luís Paulo Montenegro, back in 1999. Since then, he expanded his interest to collect not only Brazilian modernist pieces, but also Latin American art, Brazilian and international concretism and, finally, contemporary art. Today, he owns about 300 works, one of the most important modern and contemporary art collections in the country.

Starting on February 20th, a great part of those pieces will be exhibited to the public for the first time. Curated by Rodrigo Moura, the former director of Instituto Inhotim, “Visiones de la Tierra/El Mundo Planeado” showcases 218 works by 107 artists at Sala de Arte Santander. The focus is on painting, but other media has relevance in the course of the exhibition, too, with artists ranging from Brazilian masters such as Alfredo Volpi, Lygia Clark, Lygia Pape, Hélio Oiticica and Cildo Meireles, to contemporary names, like PIPA Prize 2012 winner Marcus Galan, and even renamed international artists like Alexander Calder, Andy Warhol and Willem de Kooning.

The first artwork Montenegro bought, Portinari’s “Índia Carajá”

“Visiones de la Tierra/El Mundo Planeado”
On view from February 20th through June 10th, 2018

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