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 Americas most celebrated artists.
Museum curators had a challenging choice in what to choose from among the 50 renowned international galleries exhibiting. Pintas Museum Acquisition Programme enables important institutions to buy Latin American works of art, through a matching funding system:
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 Nara Roesler.
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris: acquired work by Argentinian artist Marta Minujin from Henrique Faria.
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 Demián Flores from Ginocchio Gallery.
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid : acquired a video by Argentinian artist David Lamelas from Henrique Faria.
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Barcelona, MACBA: acquired a video by Venezuelan artist Claudio Perna from Henrique Faria.
Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, MIMA, Middlesbrough: acquired works on paper by Argentinian artist Horacio Zabala from Henrique Faria.