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UECLAA acquires new works at PINTA 2010

Posted: 6 June 2010 by ESCALA in News  

Artworks by internationally renowned artists have been secured by the University of Essex Collection of Latin American Art (UECLAA) thanks to its close links with the organisers of the first ever PINTA Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art Show in London. UECLAA was academic partner for London PINTA at Earls Court Exhibition Centre, which was attended by more than 2,000 private and public collectors from across the world and a further 4,000 public visitors.Tate Modern and the Pompidou Centre in Paris were among the internationally renowned museums which bought work at PINTA with UECLAA also purchasing important pieces with the support of the show’s Museums Acquisition Programme.

UECLAA used a legacy of £7,000 with PINTA providing matching funds through the acquisitions programm to acquire the following works:

Demián Flores, born 1971, Mexican
Chakos 3
Wood carving, water gilding on wood and metal chain

De la serie La Patria II
From the series Homeland II
Water gilding on wood

Gallery: Galería Alfredo Ginocchio

Gastón Olalde, born 1925, Uruguayan
Constructivo blanco y negro
White and Black Construction
c. 1950
oil on cardboard

Gallery: Sammer Gallery

Ana Sacerdote, born 1925, Italian (active Argentina)
Tempera on paper

Tempera on paper

Gallery: Sammer Gallery

Donated by the directors of PINTA:

Michael Linares, born 1979, Puerto Rican
Aparición sobre aparición I
Apparition on Apparition I
No date
Collage on paper

Aparición sobre aparición II
Apparition on Apparition II
No date
Collage on paper

Aparición sobre aparición III
Apparition on Apparition III
No date
Collage on paper

UECLAA Director Dr Joanne Harwood said: “This is the first time PINTA has come to London after successfully running for three years in New York. UECLAA’s founders pioneered the study and teaching of Latin American art in the UK, so we were delighted to contribute to the success of the show. Our selection for the Museums Acquisition Programme allowed us to purchase important work which will build on our Collection’s significant international reputation for modern and contemporary Latin American art.”

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