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This article reports on the participation of Marc Chagall, Jackson Pollock, Ben Nicholson, and Giorgio Morandi in the special galleries of the IV São Paulo Biennial in 1958, as well as the large Brazilian delegation that included works by Lithuanian-Brazilian painter Lasar Segall and sculptor Víctor Brecheret, both of whose works were featured in the special galleries. Lastly, the article states that the 120 works by the Argentine artists participating in the Biennial offered an overview of all current trends.
Since its founding in 1951, the São Paulo Biennial has been a major force in the circulation and legitimization of art in Latin America. Though Argentina did not take part in the I Biennial (1951), its outstanding participation in the II Biennial (1953–54) included abstract artists and others working in the most experimental vein.In the painting division, Argentina was represented by Manuel Álvarez, Roberto Azzoni, Julio Barragán, Héctor Basaldúa, Horacio Berreta, Norah Borges, Horacio Butler, Luis Centurión, Néstor Corral, Eugenio Daneri, Adolfo De Ferrari, Juan Del Prete, Miguel Diomede, Pedro Domínguez Neira, Ernesto Farina, Leónidas Gambartes, Florencio Garavaglia, Mario Darío Grandi, Oscar Herrero Miranda, Jorge Larco, Abel Laurens, César López Claro, Horacio March, Febo Marti, Juan Carlos Miraglia, Primaldo Mónaco, José Manuel Moraña, Laura Mulhall Girondo, Hugo León Ottmann, Onofrio Pacenza, Orlando Pierri, Roberto Rossi, Hércules Solari, Raúl Soldi, Carlos Torrallardona, Alberto Trabucco, Ivan Vasiliff, Bruno Venier, Roberto Viola and Yente (pseudonym of Eugenia Crenovich); in the sculpture division by José Alonso, Julián Althabe, Libero Badii, Luis Balduzzi, Edgardo Berjman, Carlisky, Pablo Curatella Manes, Juan Carlos de la Mota, Pablo Francisco Edelstein, Magda Frank, Alberto Heredia, Horacio Juárez, Gyula Kosice, Juan Carlos Labourdette, Héctor Nieto, Antonio Sibellino, Eivaller Subirats, Leo Tavella, Gregorio Vardanega; in the print division by Alda María Armagni, Ana Josefa Bettini, Raúl Bongiorno, Alberto Juan Borzona, Laico Bou, Domingo Bucci, Ángel Cavalieri, Armando Díaz Arduino, Miguel Ángel Elgarte, Chelo Enrique Fernández, Carlos Norberto Filevich, Héctor García Miranda, Ana Gradis, Beatriz Juárez, Julio Le Parc, Oscar Leyba, Manuel Martínez Riadigos, Jorge Mattalia, Ana María Moncalvo, Eloisa Moras, Sergio Moyano, José Murcia, Alberto Nicasio, Roberto José Páez, Enrique Peycere, Elina Querel, Víctor Rebuffo, María Rocchi de Jonquières, Lydia Mabel Rubli, Hebe Salvat, Raúl Soldi, Stefan Strocen, Elba Villafañe; and in the drawing division by Juan Carlos Benítez, Aníbal Carreño, Juan José Cartasso, Elsa Fábregas, Sergio Ferraro, Ezequiel Linares, Josefina Miguens, Héctor Nieto, Héctor Perazzo Callejas, Jorge Hugo Roman, Lydia Mabel Rubli, María Laura San Martín, Elba Villafañe, and Velia Zavattaro.