MAsp


The area comprising the address number 1500 at Paulista Avenue is known as Trianon due to the existence of a club with the same name, from 1916 to 1957, later demolished to make way for the Art Museum of São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand.

Known as MASP, the museum is one of the most important cultural institutions in Latin America and the entire southern hemisphere, responsible for one of the largest art collections, specialized library and artistic learning center's.
The building designed by Italian-Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi is considered an important example of brutalist architecture in Brazil, and it is famous for the 70+meter wide gap hosting a Sunday antiques fair and also the meeting point where several demonstrations usually depart from.

The lush tropical vegetation that can be seen from it is the only remnant of the Atlantic forest region, preserved since 1892, when the Trianon Park was opened, finally named Lieutenant Siqueira Campos Park in 1931 in honour for one of the heroes of the Tenente Revolt.
Currently the park is an oasis of leisure and relaxation right in the middle of busy Avenida Paulista, sheltering famous attractions like the Faun Statue of Victor Brecheret.

The Trianon - MASP appears as the background for the ghouly scene narrated in the song Sampa Midnight by Itamar Assumpção, representing the 1980’s Vanguarda Paulista movement.