Tomie Ohtake Institute Complex in São Paulo, Brazil - Tomie Ohtake was a japanese naturalizated brazillian Abstract plastic artist, that died last month at 101 years old (in 12th February). She was born in Kyoto, Japan, and in 1936 was visiting her brother in Brazil - because of the first signs of instability of the imminent WWII, had decided to settle here, where she married.
Her artistic life started when she was 39 years old, and she became one of the most important artists in the Modern Abstract movement. Her works include sculptures, paintings and printings. This building actually is a design and construction work of her son, the architect Ruy Ohtake.
The day I took this photography the sky was very dramatic and cloudy, what was good - with the strong and a little strange colors of the building, either a all blue sky or a all-white featureless one are not a very good choice as a background.
I've decided to post two versions of the same photo, because despite the B&W version being very good on his own with the abstract shapes, the strong and unusual color palette is other characteristic that make the building stand up in the urban landscape and wouldn't be fair not to show it.