New York City’s First Contemporary Latin American Art Fair Begins Today

City Businesses Prepare to Welcome Visitors and Couples with Special Offers and Promotions

NEW YORK, NY (November 16, 2007) NYC & Company, the city’s marketing and tourism organization, today announced the start of PINTA, New York City’s first contemporary Latin American art fair, set to be held through Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea.

“PINTA showcases the fine work of 35 international art galleries, and coincides with Christie’s and Sotheby’s Latin American art auctions – it’s a unique opportunity to sample some of the city’s best Latin American contemporary art,” said George Fertitta, NYC & Company’s CEO.

The most prestigious art galleries from the US, Latin America and Europe are participating in the five-day event, with 35 of the best art galleries showing museum-quality works representative of the best of abstract, concrete, neo-concrete, kinetic and conceptual art, as well as other contemporary art movements.

Collector, art patron and philanthropist Patricia Phelps de Cisneros is the honorary chairperson of PINTA’s host committee, and Estrellita Brodsky and Gonzalo Parodi are its co-chairs. This year, Brazilian conceptual artist Waltérico Caldas has been named PINTA’s honoree artist.

The event takes place at the Metropolitan Pavilion, located in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, at 125 W. 18th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues.

Hours are today through 8pm, Saturday, the 17th, noon to 8pm; Sunday, the 18th, noon to 8pm; Monday, the 19th, noon to 8pm; and Tuesday, the 20th, noon to 4pm.

For a list of participating exhibitors, galleries, directions and other information about the art fair, visit PINTA’s website at

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