Luciana Brito.

São Paulo Gallerist Luciana Brito Launches New York Art Space

The São Paulo–based dealer Luciana Brito is the latest Brazilian gallerist to open an exhibition space in New York, Sara Roffino of the Art Newspaper reports. She follows Nara Roesler and Mendes Wood DM, who also expanded to New York within the past two years. In collaboration with the design firm Espaço, Brito launches her new gallery on September 6. “Ruptura,” a group show of modernist Brazilian artists, will inaugurate the space.

“Our first exhibition is a historical presentation of artists we work with, like Waldemar Cordeiro, Geraldo de Barros, Thomaz Farkas, and Gaspar Gasparian, which we thought made sense in this moment because there have been all these exhibitions of historical Brazilian artists in New York,” Brito said. These include a 2014 Lygia Clark show at MoMA, the Lygia Pape exhibition at the Met Breuer earlier this year, and the Hélio Oiticica retrospective currently on view at the Whitney.

In addition, Sotheby’s announced on August 16 that moving forward it will no longer organize auctions dedicated solely to contemporary Latin American art. The works that would normally be put into this category will be featured in its regular contemporary art sales.