O INSTITUTO

Wesley Duke Lee Art Institute, more than the artist’s legacy, materializes his dream, reuniting and preserving a very rich archive of documents and personal objects, in addition to recreating his atelier, taking the shape of a house museum. A memory center for the present and future generations of researchers, friends, admirers of his art and other artists who search inspiration is his profound knowledge. The Wesley Duke Lee Art Institute has a cultural and social role of spreading the knowledge, the cultural spirit and the spirit of research that Wesley had, in the way that he believed to make new ideas. Wesley believed in the transformative power of art and how reality could embrace magic. He was able to create his own mythology, with oneiric characters and places.

The Wesley Duke Lee Art Institute, opened to public visitation since 2015 in São Paulo, fosters and encourages the cultural spirit and the spirit of research that Wesley had. Through his library, his walls’ arrangement – which tell stories themselves and reveal the artist’s personality – his memorabilia and a database of more than six thousand documents, a space is created for everyone who wants to prove the magic realism. One of the futures objectives of Wesley Duke Lee Art Institute is to produce a catalogue raisonée, thus preserving the importance and authenticity of his works.

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