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Karl Schmidt-Rottluff Painting Returned to Family and Repurchased by Neue Galerie

September 28th, 2016

karl-schmidt-rotluffs-nude-via-nytThe Neue Galerie has reached an agreement with heirs of a Jewish shoe manufacturer and art collector over a Karl Schmidt-Rottluff piece seized by the Nazi’s before WWII.  The museum has returned the work to the family of Alfred and Tekla Hess, and then promptly bought it back at its current fair market value.  “This case is an example of how provenance research has evolved and how much more we know today than we knew 20 years ago,” says Agnes Peresztegi, a lawyer and expert on Holocaust-era property claims.
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Tino Seghal Wins 2016 Hans Molfenter Prize

September 28th, 2016

tino-seghal-via-artforumThe Kunstmuseum Stuttgart Foundation has awarded Tino Sehgal the 2016 Hans Molfenter Prize, an $18,000 award that recognizes artists with connections to southwest Germany, and which will include a commission for a project in Stuttgart.
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Wim Pijbes Quits Post at Museum Voorlinden

September 28th, 2016

wim-pijbes-via-nytAfter only a few months, former Rijksmuseum head Wim Pijbes is stepping down as the Director of the Museum Voorlinden, following differences of opinion with founder Joop van Caldenborgh.  “We had different ideas on the museum after it opened,” Pijbes. “It’s about expectations and reality. We had a good conversation, and we both agreed that we were both not happy with how it was going. I offered to step aside.”
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Enoc Perez

b. 1967
Lives and works in:

New York, NY

Represented by:

Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York

Education includes:

Hunter College MFA, New York
Pratt Institute BFA, Brooklyn

Perez, the son of an art critic, was heavily exposed to art throughout his childhood in San Juan. Arriving in New York in 1986, he emulated Warhol’s silkscreen painting technique, layering paint to capture an array of subjects from feminine portraits to modern architecture, typically basing his paintings on previously existing photographs.

Recent works demonstrate his range and versatility. His 2006 series titled “New York” captures many of the city’s tallest and most famous buildings in oil paint and is chilling in the wake of September 11th. Other works, like “Ron Superior,” a watercolor painting of a bottle of rum and accompanying glass, resemble Impressionist art.

His work is also part of the permanent collection of Puerto Rico’s Museum of Modern Art.

Recent and Upcoming Shows and Exhibitions:
“Enoc Perez”
Museum of Contemporary Art, Golden Warehouse, North Miami
December 6, 2007 – March 22, 2008