‘A Luta Continua. The Sylvio Perlstein Collection’ at Hauser & Wirth

See through the eyes of a world-renowned Brazilian collector of modern, post-war and contemporary art in A Luta Continua. The Sylvio Perlstein Collection at Hauser & Wirth in Chelsea, Manhattan from April 26 – July 27, 2018.

This is a must-see exhibition. It’s like a museum of the last hundred years in art created by one collector. You will want to go back again.

The photography collection is amazing too.

Sylvio Perlstein

Sylvio Perlstein is a Jewish – Brazilian collector of modern and contemporary art. He likes things that aren’t quite right, the radical gesture if you will.

Perlstein is from a family of diamond cutters. His family fled Belgium to avoid the Nazis and migrated to Brazil. Perlstein got the art collector’s bug as a teenager in Rio de Janeiro. After the war, the family returned to Belgium.

Perlstein has a diamond dealer’s eye for beauty. He collects what he likes and is not worried about investing in art. The collector happened to like work that was considered old fashioned and boring when he bought it, or was too fresh to be considered credible. He often bought directly from the artists. Now the collection is priceless.

A Luta Continua. The Sylvio Perlstein Collection

The 380 pieces in the modern and contemporary art collection housed at Perlstein’s home outside Paris are considered to be one of the best collections in private hands today. The collection is concentrated on Minimalism and Pop Art. The collection also includes a lot of 20th-century photography.

A Luta Continua. The Sylvio Perlstein Collection is at Hauser & Wirth in Chelsea, Manhattan from April 26 – July 27, 2018.

The exhibition of 360 works by 250 artists opens with a reception on Thursday, April 26 from 6 – 8 pm.

The exhibition is curated by David Rosenberg.

“A Luta Continua”

“A Luta Continua” is Portuguese for “The Struggle Continues.” Thomas Mulcaire made a neon work with the phrase in 2003.

The phrase first gained prominence during the struggle for Mozambican independence from Portugal. The phrase is also a song by South African singer Miriam Makeba. Jonathan Demme used the phrase in the closing credits of some of his most famous movies. It’s also used by Nigerian activists today.

Hauser & Wirth

Hauser & Wirth has two New York City galleries, one in the Upper East Side and one in Chelsea.

Hauser & Wirth
548 West 22nd St, New York, NY 10011
(near Eleventh Ave)
Chelsea, Manhattan

(212) 790 – 3900

Tuesday – Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm


  • (E) to 23rd St (walk three long blocks west)
  • (1) (2) (3) to 23rd St (walk four long blocks west)

For more information, visit www.hauserwirth.com


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