Pinheiro Neto Advogados has teamed up with Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand (MASP) to stage a major exhibition featuring the works of French Post-Impressionist artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec as part of the law firm's 75th birthday celebrations. Entitled Toulouse-Lautrec in Red and themed around sexuality, this is the largest exhibition ever devoted to the artist in Brazil, and will be on display from June 30 through 1 October 2017.
MASP is also celebrating its 70th anniversary in October. 'The partnership with MASP seems a natural choice, and helping MASP to bring Toulouse-Lautrec in Red into life by sponsoring the exhibition out of our own funds is a unique opportunity to share our celebration with the city,' says Alexandre Bertoldi, the law firm’s managing partner.
Founded in 1942, the law firm has long partnered with civil organisations and entities in corporate social responsibility programmes and other activities focusing on education, culture and environment awareness, among other areas. 'We believe in the fundamental role of the private sector in the promotion of inclusive initiatives, capable of engaging society as a whole and handing back part of what it receives from it,' Bertoldi adds.
Sexuality on show
Under the curatorship of MASP’s artistic director Adriano Pedrosa and adjunct curator of European Art Luciano Migliaccio, Toulouse-Lautrec in Red is themed around sexuality, and features 75 paintings, prints and posters among the artist’s most exuberant works. Nine out of the 11 masterpieces from the private collection of MASP (the largest and most important collection of Toulouse-Lautrec’s works in a Latin American museum) will be on display; the other items were lent by some of the world’s leading museums and private collections, such as Musée d’Orsay in Paris; Tate and Victoria & Albert Museum in London; The Art Institute of Chicago; National Gallery of Art in Washington; and Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid.