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Sadiq Khan Pushing for More Affordable Studios in London

October 27th, 2016

artist-charles-jeffrey-in-his-studio-via-art-newspaperLondon mayor Sadiq Khan is pushing for more affordable studio space for artists in the city’s increasingly expensive real estate market, and establishing the “Creative Land Trust” to provide loans to artists looking to secure space.  “Culture is in the DNA of the capital but we cannot be complacent,” Khan says. “As property prices rise and new areas of the city grow, artists are finding themselves unable to put down roots here. I am committed to improving access to dedicated, affordable workspace so that the next generation of creatives are given the extra support they require to flourish.”
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Frans Haals Forgery Profiled in NYT

October 27th, 2016

portrait-of-a-man-via-nytThe New York Times takes a deeper exploration of the Frans Haals forgery that had convinced experts at the Louvre and the Rijksmuseum, and which was recently discovered as a falsely attributed canvas.  “The ones who have researched it until now are good researchers, but they’re not familiar with the handwriting of Frans Hals, so to speak, so that’s an extra reason to be careful,” says Martin Bijl, a Dutch Masters restoration professional.
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Townley Venus Returns from Restoration After Thumb was Knocked Off by Caterers Last Year

October 27th, 2016

townley-venus-via-art-newspaperThe Art Newspaper reports on the damage done last year to the British Museum’s Townley Venus, one of its most treasured holdings.  The statue had its thumb knocked off by caterers last December, but was subject to an extensive restoration before going back on view.  “We have taken steps to ensure it does not happen again. Any staff who are involved in managing or invigilating events have gone through retraining on the protection of objects before and during events,” the museum said in a statement.
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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