José Olympio Pereira, an investment banker, and his wife, Andrea, have one of the most prominent private collections of Brazilian contemporary art in the world, including such notable names as Iran do Espírito Santo, Rosângela Rennó, Jac Leirner, Beatriz Milhazes, Vik Muniz, Ernesto Neto, and Adriana Varejão. The Pereiras live in São Paulo, where they have transformed both their home and an additional apartment in the center of the city into a private gallery and exhibition space. José is the grandson of the celebrated publisher José Olympio. He was, from 1997 until 2004, director and vice president of the São Paulo Museum of Modern Art.
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