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PINTA, the Latin American Art Show

Over sixty galleries from the Latin American art world have come together for PINTA, an exhibition crowned as THE Latin American Art Show. With works from some of the greatest names in Latin American art it’s easy to see why!

The idea for Pinta came to fruition in 2007 when Mauro Herlitzka, Diego Costa Peuser and Alejandro Zaia put on the inaugural Pinta New York. The success of that event led the trio to consider further edition of Pinta, eventually coming to London last year, in 2010.

A lot of the success has been due to the experience of the founders. Diego Costa Peuser is the editor and publisher of Arte al Día. Through this role Diego is perfectly placed to know about the collectors, artists and events in the Latin American art world. Add to that the nous of Mauro Herlitzka, vice president of MALBA and member of the Frick Collection in New York, and communications/PR specialist Alejandro Zaia, and you have quite a formidable team!

PINTA London 2011 will open it’s doors at Earl’s Court on Monday 6th June, and will feature works by many established Latin American artists, such as abstract painter Carmen Herrera, but also new and emerging talent, Brazil’s Felipe Barbosa being chief among them.

There will be four solo shows; Brazilians Regina Silveira and Waltercio Caldas, Mexico’s Felipe Ehrenberg and Argentine Eduardo Costa. An additional highlight will be the showcase of Brazilian artist Rivane Neuenschwander’s work ‘Prosopopeia’ (shown at bottom of article in full).

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6th – 9th June
PINTA London 2011
Earls Court Exhibition Centre
Warwick Road, Earls Court
London SW5 9TA
£8/£15
http://www.pintaart.com/london/

Opening Times
Monday 6 June, 6pm – 9pm (invitation only)
Tuesday 7 June, 1pm – 9pm
Wednesday 8 June, 1pm – 9pm
Thursday 9 June, 1pm – 8pm

Rivane Neuenschwander
Prosopopéia, 2010
Installation in four parts
Variable dimensions
Courtesy of Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

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