Francisco Matarazzo Sobrinho, founder of the São Paulo Biennial, asks Pablo Picasso to collaborate and participate in the second edition in 1953 with a retrospective of his work. Through the Brazilian artist Maria Martins, visiting France at the time, he states that he will ask Paulo E. Berredo Carneiro, representative of the Biennial, to contact the artist in order to draft up a budget.

Reference in the source Archive:
02BSP_00009_DOCUM_p01, 02BSP_00009_DOCUM_p02

Courtesy Arquivo Histórico Wanda Svevo/Fundação Bienal de São Paulo

Francisco Matarazzo Sobrinho's letter to Pablo Picasso, dated 26 December 1952