The Angel and The Turkish Bath are the two most recent acquisitions by the Foundation’s Center for Modern Art
SLCM – Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados has advised the painter Paula Rego on the recent acquisition process by the Gulbenkian Foundation, of two works by the prestigious Portuguese artist.
The purchase and sale operation, led by Dário Moura Vicente (pictured left), coordinator of the Intellectual Property, Advertising & Information area at SLCM, and which included senior associate Ana Sofia Simões (pictured right), involved the iconic painting O Anjo (1998), emblematic work of the painter born in Lisbon in 1935, and yet another important painting by Paula Rego, entitled The Turkish Bath (1960).
With these two acquisitions, to be incorporated into the collection of its Modern Art Centre, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation reinforces its position as a private institution with the largest collection of the celebrated Portuguese painter, with a total of 37 works (including paintings, drawings and engravings).
Luís Cortes Martins, managing partner of SLCM said: “Our firm has maintained a fruitful professional collaboration with the painter Paula Rego and it was an enormous privilege to be able to advise one of the most prestigious and influential Portuguese artists, throughout this process. They are two outstanding works from the artistic collection of Paula Rego, their acquisition by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation represents excellent news for Portuguese Culture and Contemporary Art.”