|During the first London Pinta art show, strong sales were seen across the board in a packed Earls Court Exhibition Centre. At this inaugural modern and contemporary Latin American art show, over 2,000 enthusiastic international private and public collectors attended the opening, with a further 4,000 visitors during the show, as they competed for paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, videos and installations by some of Latin Americaâ€™s most celebrated artists.Museum curators had a challenging choice in what to choose from among the 50 renowned international galleries exhibiting. Pintaâ€™s Museum Acquisitions Progaram enables important institutions to buy Latin American works of art, through a matching funding system:
â€¢ Tate, London: acquired an ink drawing on paper by Brazilian Lygia Pape from Arevalo Arte and also they incorporated four works on paper by Brazilian Paolo Brusky from Galeria Nara Roesler, Sao Paulo.
â€¢ Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris: acquired work by Argentinian artist Marta Minujin from Henrique FarÃa Fine Art
â€¢ University of Essex Collection of Latin American Art, Colchester: acquired a pair of works on paper by Argentinian artist Ana Sacerdote; an oil on board by Uruguayan Gaston Olalde from Sammer Galleries and two works by Mexican DemiÃ¡n Flores from Ginocchio Gallery
â€¢ Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina SofÃa, Madrid: acquired a video by Argentinian artist David Lamelas from Henrique FarÃa Fine Art
â€¢ Museo de Arte ContemporÃ¡neo de Barcelona, MACBA: acquired a video by Venezuelan artist Claudio Perna from Henrique FarÃa Fine Art
â€¢ Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, MIMA, Middlesbrough: acquired works on paper by Argentinian artist Horacio Zabala from Henrique Faria FÃne Art
Alejandro Zaia, Chairman of London Pinta Art Show stated, â€œThis first PINTA in London has surpassed all our expectations and those of the interested parties. The quality of the presentation, the level of the attendees, and the successful sales proved that this was the right moment to launch this project in Europeâ€.
Note for editors
Pintaâ€™s leadership team includes Diego Costa Peuser,Â Alejandro Zaia and Mauro Herlitzka.Â Costa Peuser, Executive Director of PINTA, is the Editor and Publisher of Arte al DÃa Internacional, the most influential contemporary publication in the Latin America art world. He is also the Founding Director of Buenos Aires Photo, the first photography fair held in Latin America.Â Alejandro ZaiaÂ is founder and president of ZCM Group and ConexiÃ³n Public Relations, which operates in both Miami and Latin America. Zaia, a renowned businessman, has represented multinational clients throughout the Americas.Mauro HerlitzkaÂ is president of FundaciÃ³n Espigas and a member of the Latin American board of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate Modern Art Gallery and vice president of the Museum of Latin American Art in Buenos Aires, MALBA
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