The traditional brand Passado Composto was founded by Cida Santana in 1988 as an antique gallery. In 2002 Graça Bueno opened the Gallery Passado Composto Século XX at Alameda Lorena in Jardins in São Paulo, specialized in art and design with a focus on artistic tapestries and modern Brazilian design furniture.
One of the Gallery's missions is to rescue the memory and value national historical design and artistic tapestry and, therefore, is a precursor to holding exhibitions and publications in honor of Brazilian master artists and designers, collaborating with national and international curators together to museums and various institutions, with its expertise and with the loan of works from its collection for exhibitions. The gallery also works in the cataloging of works and archives with the families of authors such as the artist and designer Jean Gillon (1919-2007), having organized a book in his honor, published by Editora Olhares and an exhibition at the Museu da Casa Brasileira. in São Paulo in 2021.
On the topic of international artistic tapestry, the gallery carried out research and texts such as “Magda: Weaving Stories”, for the book by artist Magdalena Abakanowicz published by the Central Textile Museum in Lódz, Poland in 2019, on the impact and influence of revolutionary works , by this artist awarded the Gold Medal in 1965 at the Biennial of São Paulo, together with Brazilian artists such as Jacques Douchez (1921-2012) and Norberto Nicola (1930-2007).