Sixty-six masterpieces by Brazilian artists dating from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries – including Anita Malfatti, Alberto da Veiga Guignard (below), Benedito Calixto (below), Candido Portinari and Emiliano di Cavalcanti - joined the collection of the Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP) in June 2018. They were loaned by B3 to the museum, which will curate them for 30 years.
The partnership is a tribute to the former board members of BM&F and BOVESPA, which merged in 2008 to create BM&FBOVESPA, and in 2017 with CETIP to form B3. The loan allows MASP to exhibit the works itself, and to lend them to other museums and galleries in Brazil and elsewhere. It has also undertaken to assure their conservation.
“B3 completed its first year in 2018 but has a hundred-year history. These artworks have been on our walls for many years, participating alongside the people who built this company in countless important moments of the Brazilian economy. Giving the public access to artworks of such richness and cultural value to Brazil through MASP fills us with joy and pride,” said Gilson Finkelsztain, CEO of B3.
“It’s an honour for MASP to receive a collection of such significance to Brazilian culture. Many of these artworks have never been put on show to the public, and seeing them up close is a special gift from B3 to the people of São Paulo,” said Heitor Martins, MASP’s Executive President.